About the local hosting organizationTHE GREEN LION
About the volunteer workThe aim of this project is to conserve mangrove plantations in order to reverse the trend of the removal of mangrove sites, which has seen a rapid increase during recent years. This can only realistically be achieved through the education of the younger generation, combined with the continual physical work of planting new mangroves. The province of Kampot is slowly emerging as one of Cambodia's most popular destinations for both domestic and international tourists. Situated in the south-eastern proximity of the country, it offers an abundance of natural attractions. A vital necessity for the tourism industry is the management of mangrove plantation. Unfortunately, in recent years, numerous mangrove sites have been removed from local 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. A good level of physical fitness and a background in environmental-science or tourism would be advantageous but not necessary
Local accommodationAbout the Accommodation/ You will be staying in traditional overwater bungalows along the riverside. An authentic cambodian experience awaits! Food ArrangementsYou will be provided with three meals per day with traditional local flavourings. There is also a shared kitchen which you are welcome to use whenever you feel like. Refreshments and beverages are sold inside the accommodation for your convenience.
About the project locationLocated 7 kilometers away from Kampot, the project takes place in a very rural area of Cambodia where you will be able to enjoy nature at its fullest, either by jumping into the river, taking a boat ride to the delta or simply staring at the myriad of stars that light up the sky at night..
Extra info about the projectOpen all year, starting on Mondays, every week, participation fee 350€ per week