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 volunteers get 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? 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.
Thanks again from the team at Marine Conservation Cambodia.
The Website you are on is the new updated Marine Conservation Cambodia, Marine Conservation and Marine Research volunteer and internship project website.
We think its very important to leave the original marine conservation volunteering project website intact so you can see where we came from and how we have developed into the Academic Research and Proactive Conservation Project we are today.
None of our marine conservation or marine research work would have been possible without the help and support from all of our previous volunteers and interns.
This new Academic internship and volunteering marine conservation and marine research website is a work in progress and as the previous one took over 6 years to develop and become as extensive as it became, this new site will also need time to develop. Again it will only happen with the help and support of future volunteers and interns carrying on the proactive conservation and research work that we do..
Please feel free to browse through our original volunteering website and our new updated academic internship and volunteering website. You will be able to see that our grass roots origins and family feel have never left us, we have just evolved into a more fine tuned volunteer and internship organization, our current achievements and activities mirror that. You can contact us today to discuss these opportunities.
Join Our Volunteer Marine Research Teams and Volunteer Marine Conservation Teams and learn what you can do to help protect the Ocean. Your volunteer work here makes an immediate and positive impact on the conservation of Cambodia's fragile marine ecosystems and habitats.
Achieve your university program requirements as a Marine Conservation Cambodia intern whilst learning marine field research and marine conservation techniques, your work directly helps our team in protecting Cambodia's Ocean.