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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... Read more
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).
In September 2017, The Cambodian Dolphin Project 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 behavioral 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.