miércoles, 30 de diciembre de 2015

Marine Conservation Research Programme- Cambodia


Join our research team and contribute to meaningful, career-making conservation research on a beautiful tropical island in Cambodia.

Volunteers take part in PADI dive training, our unique coral reef ecology lecture course, research survey dives and career development workshops, while supporting our community programmes and experiencing life in the beautiful fishing village of Prek Svay.

All activities, including dive training, science training, career development support, survey diving, island transport, food, wifi and accommodation are included in programme costs. See our website (www.songsaafoundation.org) for more details.

Once survey trained, volunteers will collect vital coral reef and seagrass data around the Koh Rong archipelago in SW Cambodia. Data collected directly contributes to the development and management of Cambodia's first marine protected area (known here as a Marine Fisheries Management Area), through our partnership with Fauna & Flora International and the Royal Government of Cambodia’s Fisheries Administration. As the only organisation currently collecting this marine survey data, each volunteer's involvement in the project will promote the preservation of one of the most pristine marine environments in the region.

    Gain personalised, hands-on experience within ground breaking marine conservation research
    Work alongside experienced & passionate conservation professionals and scientists
    Engage in our unique coral reef ecology course
    Learn to dive and lead biophysical marine surveys
    Propel yourself into a professional career through our Career Catalyst course, with dedicated, ongoing career support provided
    Live and work in a traditional, remote Cambodian fishing community

    Suitable for all levels (including entry-level), ages 18 and above.
    Ideal for those with a keen interest in marine biology and environmental conservation, or those studying biology, conservation or related subjects.

    Multiple startdates throughout the year
    Minimum 4-week commitment. $2750 USD

The Song Saa Foundation is a Cambodian nonprofit, working in southwest Cambodia to initiate and promote projects that improve the wellbeing of communities and natural environments of the Koh Rong Archipelago.

Early efforts of the Foundation include creating the first recognised marine reserve in Cambodia, supporting an inspiring community fisheries patrol team, delivering a successful youth environment education programme and creating the first waste management system in the archipelago.

Please do get in touch. You can learn more about programme costs on our website (www.songsaafoundation.org). We look forward to having you join our team!