Three Nests In Finikounda

Three sea turtle nests have been found on the beach of Finikounda this summer. The first one was found on July 10, and the other two on July 22. All three were found after beach visitors saw sea turtle tracks in the morning and notified ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece.

Volunteers from the project of Koroni, where about 40 nests are protected every summer, could travel to Finikounda with the assistance of individuals who offered to help with their car. Thus all three nests were protected with a special grid against predation by foxes and dogs and marked to avoid accidental damage from humans.

The three nests are located near Camping “Ammos”, where the beach is dark and quiet in the night. So when the hatchlings come out of the nest, they will not be at risk of losing their way to the sea. But the mother turtles are at risk by the many speedboats used in this area.

To learn more about loggerhead sea turtles, what we do to protect them, and how you can help us, come and see us at the information station of Koroni or another information station of ARCHELON.

Inauguration Of Wind Parks

With the attendance of the civil authorities, the operation of two wind parks, with total rated power of 46 MW, of the Greek companies “Arkadika Meltemia S.A.” and “Aiolika Parka Arkadias S.A.”, was inaugurated. The two companies are subsidiaries of Eunice Energy Group and the parks are located in Vlachokerasia area, at an altitude of 1,100 metres, 20 km. south of Tripoli.

The total investment for the development of the Wind Parks is estimated at approximately EUR 50,000,000. The funding was supported by the banks Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank A.G. and Commercial Bank of Greece S.A. and the project was completed within 16 months, where for that period, 60 people were involved. The operation of the wind parks created 14 new employment positions in total, while the compensative benefit of the bordering municipalities will be more than EUR 250,000 per year, for the following twenty years.

Tree Planting At Vlahokerasia, Skyritida

Eunice Energy Group, organised a tree planting event at Vlahokerasia of the Municipality of Skyritida, of Arkadia Prefecture.

This activity was part of the social and environmental initiatives of the group in the areas where it operates. Trees were planted on the edge of the mountain “Asprovouni” where part of the group’s subsidiary “Arcadia Meltemia S.A.” wind farm, is located.

The voluntary tree planting took place with the participation of students and teachers of schools (elementary, high school) of the region as well as the Municipality of Skyritida which actively supported throughout the process providing all the necessary tools and supplies to the volunteers.

In total, 400 acacia trees were planted at a distance of about 2 km.