As Marine Conservation Cambodia is rapidly expanding and our research and development projects are increasing we are looking for volunteers and interns with research experience in Marine and terrestrial biology, marine ecology, conservation, botany (especially Orchids), coastal management, healthcare and teaching.
Even if you do not have research expertise in these areas, but you have self motivation and a passion to volunteer and make a difference then you can get involved in many aspects of the volunteer work we are undertaking here in Cambodia.
For those with little or no experience we provide basic training in areas of Marine and terrestrial research, first aid and teaching to get you started, so that you can still contribute to the goals of the project.
Our university internship programs are a chance to put into practice what you have learnt already while getting valuable research experience in the field.
Our current university interns have been integrating into Khmer culture and really putting their knowledge into practice working together closely with our partner organizations and relevant government departments.
Please email us if you are looking to be involved in a project that really makes a difference.
Please when choosing your volunteer or internship placement, remember NGO's already receive grants and funding from donors for their activities. Our project is only made possible by you.
It was an honor to be asked to give a presentation on MCC's work with regards to the support of the community fisheries of Koh Rong Samloem and the last 4 years supporting and preparing for the creation of the Fisheries Administrations first Marine Fisheries Management Area in Cambodia. The presentation was given by Kristen Fountain our Marine Tech at the Marine Fisheries Management Area Inception Workshop. The conference was the first stage in the process of creating a marine fisheries management area around the islands of Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloem.
Held by The Cambodian Fisheries Administration in Phnom Penh many stakeholders were asked to join and to discuss the project and share existing information. Our presentation covered the work we have done surveying the health and bio-diversity of the marine habitats around Koh Rong Samloem, Kristen also talked about other activities that have helped the community fishing zone around the village, these have included training of community run patrols, the installation of recreational mooring buoys and the deployment of anti-trawling devices. All these achievements that were presented at the inception workshop were only achievable thanks to the help and hard work of our previous volunteers. This was a wonderful chance for us to showcase the successes we have achieved over the past 4 years and share ideas with all those who will be involved in this ongoing process.
We look forward to seeing the MFMA up and running and the resulting benefits to both the communities and the marine environment around the islands.
Marine Conservation Cambodia would like to give a big thank you for the time and inspiration of two of the worlds foremost Seahorse Experts.
During the month of June we were lucky enough to be visited by both Neil Garrick-Maidment, Executive Director of the UK Seahorse Trust and Kealan Doyle from Save Our Seahorse Ireland and Seahorse Aquatics, Neil and Kealan immediately recognized Cambodia as being unique with regards to its local populations of Seahorse, they were so impressed by what they saw here in Cambodia and the work that MCC has undertaken over the past 4 years that they will be setting up a lasting collaboration with Marine Conservation Cambodia with regards to Seahorse research.
So far we have discovered at least 7 species in Cambodia and with 2 still unidentified it puts Cambodia on the Map by having one of the most diverse Seahorse populations in the world.
We look forward to this continuing collaboration and the beginning of Cambodia's journey to become a world leader in Seahorse research.