Mangrove Environmental Conservation Program

Help reverse the trend of severe deforestation through conservation activities in the beautiful coastal regions of Kampot. You'll get your hands dirty with fellow volunteers helping to restore Mangrove plantations which are of vital importance to the local eco system.

Environmental Conservation Program Cambodia

Project Type

Specialty Placement | Twin share room

Duration

1 Week+

Start Dates

Every Monday year round (Arrival Saturday or Sunday)

Location

Kampot

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Whats Included

  • Arrival  Airport Transfer
  • 3 Meals p/day weekdays, 2 meals p/day weekends
  • Accommodation (Volunteer Centers – shared dorm style rooms)
  • Training & Supervision as required
  • Use of necessary equipment incl program materials
  • 24/7 emergency assistance, volunteer support, local guiding and advice
  • Touring & excursions as per itinerary
  • Certificate of Completion 

Whats Not Included

  • Travel Insurance (Mandatory)
  • Airfares & Visa fees
  • Additional Tours, Souvenirs, Spending Money
  • Some daily local transport (depending on program eg. $2 p/day)

Application Procedure

  • Click ‘apply now’ to complete your online application.
  • Click ‘pay deposit’ to pay the US$275 fee to secure your placement.
  • A confirmation and invoice will be sent via email within 48 hours.
  • Final payment will be due 30 days prior to departure, after which a full program pack will be sent including all necessary information

Background Information

Kampot, situated in south western region of Cambodia is becoming very popular due to it’s abundance of natural beauty and french cultural heritage. This area is often viewed as the place which reflects the true Cambodia.  Slow paced, relaxed yet vibrant with a beautiful environment and landscape.

The French architectural legacy still remains in many parts of this town. It is often viewed as a place which truly reflects rural Cambodia. With its slow paced, relaxed and vibrant environment intertwined with its beautiful landscape, it offers a truly unforgettable experience. Of the town’s 2,500 inhabitants, over 80% are directly dependent on the region’s long-standing fishing industry.
A vital necessity for this is the management of mangrove plantation. Unfortunately, in recent years, numerous mangrove sites have been removed from the river banks. Instead, many locals favour salt plantations, as these offer a greater short-term profit. This has contributed to a severe increase in illegal fishing within the province.

The aim of this project is to conserve mangrove plantations. The objective is to reverse the trend of removing mangrove sites, which has seen a rapid increase during recent years as local salt farms have taken precedence.  This can realistically only be achieved through the education of younger generations, combined with the continual physical work of planting new mangroves.

Accommodation

Volunteers stay in traditional riverside community bungalow. Bedrooms will be shared between 1 to 2 people per room on a single-gender basis. You will be provided with three delicious and nutritious meals per day, with traditional local flavorings.

The bathrooms are shared, with cold showers and authentic toilets (bucket style!).
For the more adventurous participants, we can offer an open-plan riverside accommodation. Whilst this is the best way to see the nature of the two options, bringing a mosquito net is a must for this.
FacilitiesNumerous ATMs can be found in the town (ANZ Royal Bank and Canadia Bank) which is 8km by tuk-tuk.

Kampot accommodation includes;

  • 3 Meals p/day included
  • Free beverages
  • 2 persons p/room
  • No Wifi in public areas
  • No Laundry facilities
  • No Safety deposit box
  • No Lockable rooms
  • Cold shower
  • No Private bathrooms
  • Bed Linen (no towels)
  • Mosquito protection
  • No Fans (no air-con)

There is almost no 3G reception or WiFi on site. As aforementioned, the nearest town is 8kms away, where you can find numerous internet cafes.

Meals

All food is included during your volunteer stay. The meals will be typical Cambodian, including plenty of vegetarian rice and fish dishes with some western style meals also included.

Visa Requirements

It is the responsibility of all participants to obtain any necessary visas.