Accurate Data is Key to Protecting the Environment

Arlene Abrams is an Administrative Officer at EMC. She likes travelling, meeting new people, and is passionate about the environment, especially sea turtle conservation.

“I am passionate about protecting the environment because I come from one of the most beautiful regions in Guyana, Region 1, Barima Waini. It is primarily forested and has many pristine beaches, including Shell Beach, a protected nesting site for four endangered sea turtle species: Green, Hawksbill, Leatherback, and Olive Ridley. These marine turtle species have been under threat from pollution, hunting, and fishing. I initially chose to work in the environmental field to learn more about sea turtles, their environment, and how we can help protect them.

I work with the Marine Team at EMC, supporting data entry and administrative tasks. I value my work because collecting and interpreting data provides a snapshot of the environment at that time. This is essential because, when the data is analysed it provides an indication of the health of the environment. Having accurate data helps us understand what is happening in the environment and supports sound management and decision making. I am excited to be able to make my contribution to those efforts.”

Arlene at the Shell Beach Protected Area with one of the four species of sea turtles that nest in the area.

Environmental Management Consultants Inc. (EMC), as an environmental service provider and promoter of green growth, and works to support efforts aimed at the protection and sustainable management of Guyana’s environment.