Thank you for your interest in Marine Conservation Cambodia and welcome to the world of marine conservation. At Marine Conservation Cambodia we offer a volunteer marine conservation experience like no other organization can. Being that we are a small privately owned, volunteer funded organisation it allows us more flexibility in what we can offer to our volunteers and interns. We are not an NGO or large worldwide charity, but a local registered business right here in Cambodia. As previously mentioned we are funded 100% by volunteers and take no donations or government finances, which translates into Marine Conservation Cambodia only being accountable to the volunteers at our project. Many of the large volunteer organizations and NGO’s are bound by extremely tight rules and regulations, which hinder many activities that a volunteer or intern can participate in. Here at Marine Conservation Cambodia we are not bound by these tight restrictions allowing our volunteers a once in a lifetime opportunity and ultimately the freedom to be involved in all aspects of a real conservation project.
Our Training schedules allow volunteers to learn about local fish species, different types of marine substrate, local invertebrates, and of course seahorses. They will also once fully trained be able participate in scientific marine survey dives to collect data that helps us keep tabs on the health of our newly created MPA (marine protected area). We also have weekly meetings with local communities to collect information regarding their thoughts and ideas about the status of their waters.
Want to do more for animal conservation then just collect data? How about joining us on our privately owned boats to actively patrol our MPA and actually stop illegal/destructive fishing! Yes that is correct. With the full support of the Cambodian Government Marine Conservation Cambodia volunteers are allowed to join our patrol teams who actively remove illegal boats from our waters, confiscate illegal fishing equipment, and force the illegal and destructive fishers to dump their catches back into the ocean.
Do you have a specific conservation, marine science or related area that you are looking to study? Are you looking for a hands on academic internship? At MCC we are all about education and the learning of new practices. Our dedicated team is there to facilitate your learning experience and make sure you get exactly what you need from your stay with us wether its your passion to conserve the ocean or your need to fulfil university course requirements, volunteers are also encouraged to bring their ideas with them. From aquaculture projects to new scientific techniques MCC welcomes your idea!
If you want to know more please look over our website and please feel free to email us with any questions.
For those interested in Academic Internships please find our Application Form Here.
Thanks again from the team at Marine Conservation Cambodia.
This week we surveyed the second island on our expedition; Koh Ankrong or 'ant island'. The waters around the island are too shallow for our boat to get us to the shoreline, so instead we have been anchoring up about 30 metres out and then jumping from the side of the boat and wading to land with
As anyone that has studied conservation knows; the creation of protected areas is extremely beneficial. They act to prevent habitat loss which is the leading cause of biodiversity loss, as well a