Volunteering abroad In Cambodia
In febuary 2017 I will be flying to Cambodia to do 4 weeks of volunteering on the "Cambodia beach conservation" program. This project is run through the company Frontier ( http://www.frontiergap.com/ ) and focuses mainly on conservation work.
The main aim is to provide local stakeholders, research organisations and government bodies with the information they need to design and implement management plans for the future protection of key marine and terrestrial ecosystems.
During my time on the project I will be doing many different things, this will include helping to discover and chart the health of the coral, record populations of fish, and other marine life such as seahorses, and survey the huge diversity of inter-tidal animals - from tiny hermit crabs to pastel-hued anemones. On shore I'll learn about the activities of the traditional island fishermen, as well as discovering and reporting which marine organisms are being sustainably harvested and which are being dangerously depleted.
I will also be helping with Beach clean-ups, teaching in local villages and helping to raise enviromental awairness.
This project is a great opportunity to help out on worldwide issues and to help third-world countries, like Cambodia, learn about conservation and management of the ecosystems.
Any donation no matter how big or small will be a big help towards me being able to go on this project.