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With 4 years of experience in Cambodia and a fully operational team of experienced, Marine biologists, Marine ecologists and environmental scientists Marine Conservation Cambodia welcomes 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 your scuba diving qualifications while experiencing life on a beautiful Cambodian island. We 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.
If you are a non-diver, our experienced PADI instructors can train you up to PADI Advanced open Water Level within the first two weeks of your stay, after which you will be ready for training in underwater marine survey techniques so you can start collecting data as a marine researcher. You will not only gain personal skills and experience, but the data you collect go’s directly toward the development and maintenance of Cambodia’s First Marine Protected Area.

 

Marine Conservation Cambodia in The News

  • Marine Conservation Cambodia, Featured in National Geographic

     

    We let our work speak for its self, with our Seahorse research programs being recently featured in National Geographic, we are proud to show you who we are and what we do, read the article on the Nat Geo Website or click the link below  



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MCC News & Updates

Turtle Rescue and Release With H.E Nao Thouk and Kampot Fisheries February 2017
Sunday February 26, 2017

On February 4th we were invited to attend the release of two Green Turtles that we had assisted in rescuing from an Illegal IUU Vietnamese Pair Trawler. Late on the evening of the 3rd of February we locating the illegal boats and informed to Kampot Fisheries, their quick actions of apprehending

Arrival of the new Patrol Boat
Saturday November 05, 2016

We are more than proud to announce the arrival of our new Patrol Boat, after years of chasing the illegal fishing boats in our old wooden boats, often not much faster than the boats we are chasin

Meeting to Discuss Kep's new MFMA
Tuesday October 25, 2016

We just attended the first meeting hosted by the Ministry of Forestry Fisheries and Agriculture, together with the Department for fisheries conservation and Kep's provincial fisheries, to present

Volunteer Blog Posts

Bringing Marine Research Training to Cambodian Students
Monday February 27, 2017

Artificial Reef Team is a group of four senior students majoring Environmental Science at Pannasastra University of Cambodia. We created this project for our BA thesis. The objective of our project is to create, deploy and monitor an artificial reef for improving ecosystems and enhancing marine r

Liger Visit and The Turtle Rescue
Sunday February 26, 2017

The best day of my life… so far 

Well it all started by saying good bye. It was a Friday morning just like any other. I woke up ready to experience another

Why I want to Protect my Ocean
Monday December 12, 2016

I would simpy say because I love sea turtle, I love swimming, me and my family love beach and my dream is to float with sea turt

Volunteer Testimonials

Aloha, my name is Christian, I’m 23-years old and from the very north of Germany. I’m studying biology in Germany and doing a internship for my...

Christian Derup
Feb 10, 2016

Project Partners

International Conservation Fund of Canada

Project Seahorse 

 Fisheries Administration 

 RGC Fisheries Administration 

Knai Bang Chat

 

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Volunteer Placement

Marine Researcher Marine Conservation Cambodia

 

Join Our Volunteer Marine Research 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 marine ecosystems and habitats.



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Current Research

Sociodemographic report on local fishing communities

 

Please take a look at some of our current Internship and volunteer research projects and opportunities for your interest or university course requirements.



Research Topics

Academic Internships

Marine Research Internships

 

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.



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Involvement Can Start Today, Help Us Protect Cambodia's Ocean



Octopus at Kep Oceanarium volunteer project

Kep Oceanarium

Volunteer or take an internship program and Get involved with Kep Oceanarium's, Coral propagation, Seahorse Breeding and research Project.
Koh Rong Samloem volunteer project

Location Koh Rong Samloem

Our original Seahorse research base is located here at our old volunteer project site. We must apologise that we are currently not operating this site due to a huge increase in violent  crime, there are currently many embassy warnings for Sihanoukville and the surrounding islands and we would rather choose to offer security and safety than put you at risk. 

 

Get involved today and Protect Cambodia's Ocean!

 

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