Marine conservation and development

Project name:

Song saa Foundation

Project purpose:

Marine conservation and development

Project activities:

  • community awareness

  • data collection/analysis

  • habitat restoration/analysis

  • scuba diving

  • teaching

Weekly cost (approx USD):



Direct benefits you gain:

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • development goals (supporting local community)​


priavate room

When does the project run?


wifi, food included, accommodation included, first aid training, hot showers, access to the gym

How long can I stay?


Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

The Ocean Stewardship Program (OSP) focuses on assisting coastal communities in the Koh Rong Archipelago in southwest Cambodia and is the country’s largest island-based marine conservation initiative. 

What will you do

  • Gain personal hands-on experience in marine conservation initiatives 

  • Work alongside experienced conservation professionals with previous successes in: 

   - Establishing Cambodia's first Marine Protected Area 

   - Setting up an artificial reef programme 

   - Delivering youth environmental education

   - Creating the Archipelago’s first Solid Waste Management system 

  • Live and work in a traditional Cambodian fishing village 

  • Ideal for those studying marine biology and environmental conservation, or those with a passion for the marine world and ecological conservation

  • All program activities, including: Scuba diving, PADI scuba diving course fees and Learning manuals 

  • In-country support from experienced program staff 

  • An engaging career development workshop 

  • First aid training 

Reviews & ratings



Very Good Program

My week at Daktari was excellent and the program is very intense in the sense that we all get together with the kids and animals from 7am until 9 pm. It is an excellent choice for a first volunteering program abroad considering and I would definitely like to go back someday



It was an experience that I feel extremely lucky to have been a part of

Wild Sun Rescue is an animal rehabilitation center located in the remote and scenic fishing village of Cabuya, Costa Rica. The long-term (12 week) volunteer experience involved getting to do hands-on work with all of the animals that are housed at the center, including howler monkeys, capuchins, opossums, squirrels and raptors. The daily duties included diet prep (mostly chopping and cooking fruits and veggies), enclosure cleaning, facility maintenance (repairing enclosures, building new enclosures and enrichment), and animal handling and medical treatment. It was an experience that I feel extremely lucky to have been a part of--nowhere else in the world would I be able to work with all of these amazing animals, in such a unique and beautiful location. As a wildlife biology intern, I also had the opportunity to create my own research project at the center, supervised and assisted by the internship coordinator.

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