Archelon

Group warns of cruelty after sea turtles found beheaded

The beheaded bodies of 10 sea turtles have been found over the last two months on Plaka beach on the island of Naxos.

Archelon, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece, believes that the number is too high to suggest that the animal's deaths were accidental.

Archelon called on citizens and the authorities to help apprehend anyone who is killing the sea turtles on purpose.

Meet the endangered animals of Greece before they disappear! (pics)

Dozens of animals are in danger of extinction due to the destruction of biodiversity, illegal hunting, pollution and climate change. A precious part of nature is wiped out with each disappearance. In Greece, there are efforts to protect wildlife thanks to the efforts of groups like WWF Greece.

Monachus Monaches

Vidra

New plan for protecting sea turtle nesting grounds in Messinia

By Giorgos Lialios

The European Commission has on numerous ocassions demanded that Greece tighten its protection of Kyparissia Bay on the western coast of Messinia in the southwestern Peloponnese, which is a key nesting site of the endangered Caretta caretta loggerhead sea turtle.