2020 started strong with preparation for all our activities and very good prospects for the volunteer projects, but the upheavals due to the pandemic were many.
Difficult real-time decisions had to be made already by March and we were forced to significantly reduce our operating costs in the months that followed.
Travel restrictions and compliance with the measures against the spread of COVID19 had as a consequence the cancellation of thousands of educational visits / tours to the Rescue Center in Glyfada and the cancellation of participation for about 80% of volunteers from abroad in all projects.
The key priorities set under these circumstances were the operation of the Rescue Network and the Sea Turtle Rescue Center, as well as the timely start of the monitoring and protection of loggerhead nesting on the beaches of Zakynthos and Kyparissia bay. A couple of weeks later it was possible to start monitoring of nests on the beaches of Crete and southern Peloponnese.
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