Volunteer to survey the health of coral reefs in Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia.

Frontier

Cambodia Beach Conservation

 

Who: Frontier

Where: Koh Rong Samloem Island, Cambodia

Focus:  Coral reef surveying.

When: All year round.

Duration: 2-10 weeks+

Suitability: Over 18s. Group bookings available.

Cost: 2 week starts from GBP 599.

As a volunteer, you will:

  • Help preserve Cambodia’s marine and coastal biodiversity.
  • Become an experienced and competent snorkeller.
  • Learn to deploy a wide range of research skills and scientific techniques.
  • Learn to identify hundreds of reef fish, coral and invertebrate species.
  • Help to discover and chart the health of the coral reefs, record numbers of fish, and other marine life.
  • Explore and record the creatures that live in the inter-tidal zones and the island’s inland areas.
  • Assess the amount of algae and coral cover to work out the extent of coral damage.
  • Record observations on the feeding habits and behaviour patterns of a range of marine and terrestrial life and report the effects of global warming.
  • Help maintain coral nurseries and create maps showing the coral damage.
  • Take part in beach and reef clean ups
  • Learn about the lives of traditional island fishermen, and discover and report which marine creatures are being sustainably caught and which are being dangerously depleted.
  • Work with the local community and teach at local schools about how to be more environmentally responsible.
  • Get the opportunity to learn to dive, or advance dive skills through PADI courses (must be arranged before arriving on-site).

The Base

Volunteers can either stay in a hostel situated at the office site of the local partner organisation; or at Frontier’s beach camp, a locally built volunteer house right on the beach (for an additional fee).

Hostel: Shared dormitory-style rooms, and communal living areas.

Beach camp: Basic living. Volunteers take turns to cook over a camp fire, collect firewood, collect and treat water, and help with a wide variety of other essential camp duties. Ask Frontier when booking.

Food: Three meals a day of local Khmer cuisine.

Support: 24-hour in-country support; International HQ emergency support and back up; UK residential briefing weekend available.

Transport: Airport pick up available at additional cost

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