Shell Beach

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Shell Beach is part of the Tentative list of Guyana in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Shell Beach is a 90 mile long stretch of beach sections, which is the nesting ground for four out of the eight species of sea turtles (green turtle, leatherback, olive ridley and hawksbill). Turtles used to be slaughtered for their meat and eggs, but the area is now strictly preserved with the support of local (Amerindian) communities. The beach along the Atlantic coastline consists of sea shells, hence the name. In 2017, the beach was closed to tourism following serious flooding and coastal erosion.

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Full Name
Shell Beach
Country
Guyana
Added
1995
Type
Natural
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1995 Added to Tentative List

Unesco Website: Shell Beach

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