Marine Conservation Cambodia
Focus: Conservation and Marine biology.
Marine Conservation Cambodia, offers volunteer and internship opportunities In the fields of Marine Conservation and Marine Research, as a fully licensed research facility we specialize in Seahorse research in Cambodia, We also continue to research the surrounding reefs and benthic areas to make sure our data is fully inclusive of all aspects of Cambodia's marine environment.
As the longest running marine conservation organization in Cambodia we have firmly proved ourselves as leaders in the field of both conservation and research.
We are not an NGO and all our achievements are made possible by the volunteers and interns that have joined our project over the past 6 years.
With a fully operational research and aquarium facility attached to our project we can fulfil all aspects of marine research and our education centre helps to promote marine conservation to both Khmer and foreign visitors.
With project locations in two coastal provinces our project also aims to give volunteers and interns the best possible experience when choosing to join our team.
Costs & Benefits
At MCC we are always looking for those dedicated volunteers and interns who truly want to make a difference. If you are looking for a beachside vacation with the odd dive here or there, MCC probably isn’t the place for you. We do NOT offer voluntourism, we do not try to sell you something we think you want, we integrate you into our team and continue the work we have been entrusted to carry out involving you and utilising your skills and passion, our goal is conservation and the regeneration of a once beautiful area that is in the beginnings of recovery.
With 8 years of operational experience in Cambodia and a professional team of experienced, Marine biologists, Marine ecologists and environmental scientists Marine Conservation Cambodia welcomes both volunteers and international research assistants looking to gain practical conservation and research experience in the field, you can get involved our ongoing Marine research programs, community development projects and obtain on the ground skills in marine conservation and marine research along with your scuba diving qualifications, at the same time experience living life on a beautiful rural Cambodian island. We really do need your help and you can really make a difference using our established conservation network. Many of our past interns and volunteers have either continued on to successfully complete their education or moved directly on into full time marine research or conservation work using the practical experience they gained with us.
While at Marine Conservation Cambodia our volunteers will learn multiple survey techniques as well as other types of marine conservation practices. We currently teach our volunteers surveying techniques in 6 crucial areas, marine species, marine habitat and community data collection, we also involve those that are interested or have come specifically to learn about Marine fisheries resource management and IUU: You can see a selection of our current research projects here:
- Fish Species Identification and Abundance
- Invertebrate Species Identification and Abundance
- Substrate Identification and Health
- Seagrass Density and Identification
- Seahorse Identification, behaviour and distribution
- Community Socio-Demographic
- Marine fisheries resources management
The data collected from these surveys will be used to help assess the current status of our MPA (Marine Protected Area), plan and develop new MPAs, as well as educating the communities on what is happening in their waters. You can download our current Kep marine assessments here.
£300-£335 GPB per week
Food, accommodation, dives, equipment and transportation are included
Volunteers aged 18 years old and over no particular skills needed, Scuba diving certification are available on site.
Marine Conservation Cambodia
Tel: (+855)(0)11 462336
Average cost per day: £40
Focus: Conservation and Marine Biology
Skills needed: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old