Through the Seasons

by Willis Phu on February 11, 2012

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Hi there. I apologize for being absent last week, but I’m back this week with another exciting post about a wondrous location situated in Greece. Zakynthos, sometimes known as Zante, is an island positioned in the Southeast area of the Ionian Sea. It is known for its breathtaking white cliffs and azure blue caves that are carved near the northern part of the island. Aside from the coastal sights, Zakynthos is well-known for the animals that reside there, specifically the Sea Turtles. The Loggerhead Sea Turtle is one of the more well known species which fully utilize Zakynthos’ warm sands and pristine waters to help nurture their population.

However in more recent years, due to increased human activity in the region, the Loggerhead Sea Turtles’ population has decreased drastically to the point of becoming labeled an endangered species. Loggerhead Sea Turtles are especially sensitive to noises and lights as they lay their eggs at night, so they need a more isolated habitat at night to exist. One of iJourneyGreen’s partners, ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece hosts various projects to protect and manage the habitats and nests of these Sea Turtles. ARCHELON really stress not only hands on protection but also increasing public awareness of these Sea Turtles. With more projects and awareness, these Sea Turtles have a better aspiration for being able to coexist with humans.

For more information on the Sea Turtle Project, please visit ARCHELON’s site and iJourneyGreen’s travel credit page.

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