Guyana: Sea turtle conservation – Shell Beach- videos & article

A Hero for the Planet – Dr. Peter Pritchard

Published on May 14, 2012 —  Dr. Peter Pritchard, one of the world’s leading turtle experts, is also the co-patron of the Guyana Marine Turtle Conservation Society and actually started turtle conservation on Shell Beach, Guyana. Please also visit our website at

Mabaruma Sojourn – featuring Shell Beach – videos <Click

This is a short documentary by Annette Arjoon with music by Dave Martins about Mabaruma and the wider North West area of Region 1, Guyana, South America.       

Mabaruma is a breathtaking location; surrounded by rivers, creeks and rainforest. However, the true beauty of the region is the people. The population is predominately Amerindian, from three tribes Warrau, Carib and Arawak, whos origins can be traced back over 10,000 years. These are very special people, living an amazing way of life. To experience this is a real privilege.

From Mabaruma, you can take a short boat ride to Shell Beach to see the giant leatherback sea turtles ( This has to be experienced to be believed.

View more pictures :    Welcome to Shell Beach GUYANA <video

Article:  SHELL BEACH OF GUYANA – by Dmitri Allicock

Guyana’s 285 miles Atlantic coast is not famous for beaches. The coastal plain is made up largely of alluvial mud swept out to sea by the mighty Amazon, carried north by ocean currents, and deposited on the Guyanese shores. The rich clay of great fertility, this mud overlays the white sands and clays formed from the erosion of the interior bedrock and carried seaward by the rivers of Guyana.

Read complete article: Shell Beach of Guyana – by Dmitri Allicock

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  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On October 6, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    A treat. During the period I lived and worked in the Mabaruma-Hosororo region, I missed out on a trip to Shell Beach. Thanks for sharing.

  • de castro compton  On October 7, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Those conservationists are exceptionally/dedicated people…
    What an eye opener for all enviormentalists and viewers….

    In two words



    Am sure Guyana needs the eco publicity…

    Sell it to National Geographic and use the proceeds to further conservation…

    Copyright laws observed.


  • de castro compton  On October 7, 2013 at 9:43 am

    I did enjoy turtle soup in Sony Lords restaurant on Essequibo coast
    while living/working there…absolutely delicious.
    Culling is acceptable in conservation…they do so in RICHMOND PARK UK
    with deers or the overfeeding can destroy fauna/flora…some deers are also
    given to other parks in UK….I do like deer meat but it is very expensive…
    A good thing or it would become a commercial venture.
    HRH QE2 usually serves it at dinner for commonwealth and other heads of state…
    RICHMOND PARK belongs to queen …but open to public use age…
    in a trust fund for her dependants….but the public has access and use age.


  • Clyde Duncan  On October 9, 2013 at 5:03 am

    I hate to interrupt the discussion on ecology [no I don’t] to interject that the Great-Grand-Father of Dr Peter Pritchard introduced Mister Rolls to Mister Royce, according to the video – That’s cool!!

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