Earthwatch Scientist: Dennis Sammy
 Dennis     Sammy

Dennis Sammy

Director, Nature Seekers

Scientific Research

Dennis is the Director of Nature Seekers and has a long history of engagement with the Matura community. He has served as coordinator of the Matura Turtle Tagging Project for the last 11 years, and is one of the leaders in developing an effective management strategy to accommodate the approximately 200 visitors each night to Matura’s beach during nesting season. These programs have created educational and employment opportunities for villagers. Dennis has a degree in tourism management, and in 2001 he was awarded Trinidad’s highest conservation award, the Hummingbird Medal.