What Our Volunteers Have To Say About Us
Here are some reviews from our volunteers and interns, Please share your experiences with us.:
Hi, I'm Leslie, I'm a high school chemistry teacher from Boston, U.S.A. I came to Koh Seh to learn how MCC is mitigating the effects of trawling and other illegal fishing practices. MCC is particularly awesome, as everyone here is happy to share their knowledge and to learn from each other. Using appropriate technology to solve problems is the norm here. It inspires me to think critically about repurposing things I already have instead of buying new and unnecessary things. I intend to bring what I learn here at MCC when I return to school in September. It was very sad to leave MCC but I hope to return again.
Date of Posting: 08 November 2018
Posted By: Leslie
Chemistry Teacher, Boston, USA
Hello , I am Rose
I have always loved nature and the ocean, so marine Conservation seemed like an obvious thing for me. My job back home is modelling and I came to MCC to do something I really care about.
So far I have been involved in the seahorse , dolphin ans seagrass surveying and research. I have been cleaning and building clusters to give fish new homes. It baffles me how much humans damage the environment, and being here has been really inspiring!
Date of Posting: 06 November 2018
Posted By: Rose
Hello from the tropical isle of Koh Seh. I’m Terry Johnson, recently retired from the fisheries faculty of the University of Alaska, in the USA. During my checkered career I’ve been, among other things, a commercial fisherman and owner-operator of a marine wildlife tourism business. As a fisheries extension professor much of my work was with the fishing and seafood industries and with marine recreation and tourism. Marine mammals have been part of my working environment and at times objects of my professional focus.
I saw a recruiting post Sarah made on the listserv MarMam and it looked to me like participating for a few weeks would be an opportunity to combine my long-held interests in cetaceans, the sea, Southeast Asia, and volunteering. I’d never worked with the model of volunteers contributing both cash and labor support of research and conservation operations. MCC’s documented successes in science and in resource management policy convinced me that it is an organization worth supporting. Less than a week into my stay, my initial impression is of a very rustic field camp inhabited by a friendly crew of dedicated and energetic young people addressing difficult problems toward goals that include saving endangered species, preserving and enhancing habitats, and improving future prospects for the people of coastal Cambodia.
Date of Posting: 24 October 2018
Posted By: Terry Johnson
Terry Johnson, Retired From fisheries faculty of the University of Alaska, Alaska
Hey, I'm Becky. I'm from Sheffield in the UK. I'm doing a 6 month internship with MCC as part of my degree at uni. I'm currently studying zoology but want to learn more about the marine environment and conservation. I'm also learning to dive while I'm out here so that i can do some of the marine surveys and be able to see more of what we're working so hard to protect. Hopefully this internship will help me not only with my degree, but also with conserving our natural environments in every day life, when it's easier to ignore the issues that we cannot see.
Date of Posting: 10 October 2018
Posted By: Becky
Currently Studying Zoology, UK
Hi, I'm Rachel, from Los Angeles, California. I'm volunteering for a month at MCC to learn more about their conservation work and to help their efforts in saving seahorses. I work in the film industry and I am very interested in marine conservation and protecting the oceans. As a SCUBA diver, it's easy to see the impacts of pollution and the damage done to ocean life by overfishing but it's not always easy to know the best ways to help. I hope to learn more about conservation efforts and how I can contribute, even at home!
Date of Posting: 05 October 2018
Posted By: Rachel
Los Angeles, California
Hi, I am Romain, I from France. Student in Political Sciences, I have the opportunity to go on an internship for my 3rd year. After had dived in paradisiacal places, I realized the diversity and beauty of the ocean and that’s why I decided to invest myself to protect it! So here I am on Koh Seh, volunteer for MCC for 4 months! I am very happy to be here to participate in the research and actions on the preservation of the marine area of Kep! The team is fantastic, the island is beautiful, and the ocean is getting better and better thanks to the work done by Marine Conservation Cambodia.
Date of Posting: 18 September 2018
Posted By: Romain
Political Sciences, France
My name is Fabian and I’ve come to MCC to see and maybe even assist the amazing people who bit by bit is saving our oceans. Our oceans are sitting on tons of secrets and wonderful creatures. To destroy our biggest resource and habit to billions of amazing creatures would just be a shame. I support MCC to prevent the destruction of the future.
Date of Posting: 12 September 2018
Posted By: Fabian
Hi I'm Christelle! I'm a french agronomic engineer student specialized in fishing and coastal management. I'm currently doing a gap year before finishing my studies. After doing an internship in research I wanted to get involved in an NGO and be with people who are actually making a difference. I came to Marine Cambodia Conservation because I think this NGO is really doing all it can to improve the current situation and help the local communities. I also hope to gain more knowledge about marine conservation and management, and practice research diving.
Date of Posting: 07 February 2018
Posted By: Christelle
Agronomic engineer student specialized in fishing and coastal management, France
Since finishing my degree in Conservation Biology a few years ago I've spent some time working on various marine projects in Northern Cyprus, the Maldives and the Philippines, focusing mainly on sea turtle conservation. After gaining my divemaster last year I was eager to leave behind the UK winter and get back out in the field. I found MCC while searching online and thought it would be a great project to gain more survey skills whilst also getting the chance to learn more about seahorses and help out in the other projects they have going on here.
Date of Posting: 01 February 2018
Posted By: Claire
Conservation Biology, UK
Hi I’m Courtney and I’m from Australia! I’m currently on university summer break and came to Cambodia to do my part in saving the ocean with the group at MCC, living by the simple philosophy that “‘many hands make light work”.
Although my time here is short, I can’t wait to come back with more time up my sleeve to be part of this special community.
Date of Posting: 17 January 2018
Posted By: Courtney
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