Protected Area Charette, Shell Beach, Guyana

Working with World Wildlife Fund Guyana and the Guyana Protected Areas Commission, Community Consortium oversaw the development of an entrepreneur- and stakeholder-driven charette for ten participants producing a strategy for the management and continued protection of Shell Beach within the national and environmental framework.

At 1,233 km2,  the Shell Beach Protected Area is located in northwest Guyana, bordering Venezuela and contains over 75 miles of beach and mudflats. The beaches serve as nesting grounds for four species of endangered marine turtles - the Leatherback, Hawksbill, Olive Ridley, and Green.