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Marine Conservation Cambodia

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Community
  • Environment

Location

Koh Ach SehKep ArchipelagoKep, Kep Province 22101Cambodia Cambodia

Organization Information

Mission Statement

MARINE CONSERVATION CAMBODIA (MCC) is a practical, independent community based NGO with a growing and respected national environmental policy and advocacy role. MCC is committed to: 1)protecting and restoring healthy and sustainable marine ecosystems; 2)supporting and empowering small-scale fishing people and communities who for generations have primarily relied upon local marine resources for their food and livelihoods; 3)engaging with and helping inform local, regional and national Cambodian government’s and their agencies in the development of sustainable fisheries and the implementation of best practice regulations and management for an extensive network of new and promised Marine Fisheries Management Areas, or MFMAs (Cambodia’s equivalent of Marine Protected Areas, or MPAs).

Description

In September 2017, The Cambodian Marine Mammal Conservation Project (CMMCP) was established.
The initiative was formed through a collaboration between two NGOs,
Marine Conservation Cambodia, and the DMAD Marine Mammals
Research Association. Now the project is working closely with the
Dolphin and Development Division of Cambodia's Fisheries
Administration.

The project has an initial 18-month timeline, however it is likely a
continued monitoring program will be established after this. The initial
aim is to collect data on abundance, distribution and residency to
delineate and protect critical habitats for the Irrawaddy dolphin in
Cambodia's Kep Archipelago.

The research team is in the field collecting behavioural data 4 times a
week, with the rest of the time spent entering the findings, and turning
these findings into reports and publications. There is also an education
and outreach focus, trying to engage local scientists and the local
community.

Now, we are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and hard-working
individuals to join our dolphin research team. The positions are ideal for
students or post grads who wish to gain experience in the cetacean
research field.

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