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Marine Conservation Cambodia has teamed up with The Marine Mammals Research Association to create 'The Cambodian Dolphin Project' which will commence in September 2017. Our two non-profit NGOs will work together to protect cetacean species in Cambodia's Kep Archipelago, namely the Irrawaddy dolphin, Indo-Pacific humpbacked dolphin and Indo-Pacific finless porpoise. These three species have declining populations and are currently classified as 'Vulnerable' or 'Near threateded' by the IUCN. Due to their coastal distibution, they face serious anthropogenic threats including bycatch, habitat degredation (illeage bottom trawling) and direct catch for aquaria.

The project aims to combine natural and social science methods to implement the first year round cetacean study in the target habitat, to form the first step in effective cetacean conservation, and thus to support conservation of the marine ecosystem as a whole.
It is imperative to collect data in these fields if the species are to continue to play their their role within a balanced, healthy and productive ecostsem.

Data will be collected on cetacean distribution, abundance and residency patterns in order to delineate critical habitats (feeding, breeding and resting grounds). Additionally, a community education programme will be initiated to raise local cetacean awareness and educate locals in cetacean survey techniques.

Contact us now for more details!!


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

The MFMA is on the way !
Saturday February 17, 2018

In January, the 2nd MFMA of Cambodia was provincially signed, allowing us to start deploying our conservation and anti-trawling structures, and start the on-the-ground implementation.

An MFMA, Marine Fisheries Management Area, is t

Charles Sturt University visit on Koh Seh
Sunday February 11, 2018

This saturday was a new opportunity for MCC crew to show its actions and projects to the world ! 

We had the chance to receive the visit of 9 students from Ch

Published Article on Our Dolphin Research
Thursday February 08, 2018

Congratulation to our Dolphin research team here at MCC! 

Cambodia's First Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journal (Edition December 2017) has published an article by our team leader, Sarah Tu

Volunteer Blog Posts

Who is Marine Conservation Saving?
Thursday February 08, 2018

A Wonderful Article from Myrah, one of our previous volunteers. Its always a real pleasure to see that our volunteers continue their passion after they leave, and that we manage to have a positive influence that leaves a lasting motivation to help protect our planet and our oceans. 


A Cambodian Memory
Tuesday October 24, 2017

Written by Sorina, who was shocked at the changes in the Ocean that she saw returning to Kep after being away for 42 years. The Ocean was no longer blue, clean and or full of life.


Just the Beginning
Tuesday October 24, 2017

And that’s Just the Beginning


“Wake up, it’s time to go hurry up or you’ll be late come on”, you wake up and check the time: 5:48AM, the alarm on your phone has attem

Volunteer Testimonials

My name is Brayden Cockerell and I’m a 21 year old Australian volunteer with Marine Conservation Cambodia (MCC), an NGO located on the tropical p...

Brayden Cockrell
Feb 23, 2016

Project Partners

International Conservation Fund of Canada

Project Seahorse 

 Fisheries Administration 

 RGC Fisheries Administration 

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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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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. 


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