Marine Conservation Philippines
Volunteer in Marine Conservation Philippines
  • Marine Conservation
    What is a fish without a river? What is a bird without a tree to nest in? What is an Endangered Species Act without any enforcement mechanism to ensure their habitat is protected? It is nothing. - Jay Inslee
  • Marine Conservation
    We’re the only species that have crapped up the planet and the only species that can clean it up. - Dennis Weaver
  • Marine Conservation
    The ‘control of nature’ is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology and philosophy, when it was supposed that nature exists for the convenience of man. - Rachel Carson

Volunteer in Marine Conservation

Our underwater world is under tremendous pressure – too much garbage and litter, especially plastic is being thrown in, and too many fish are being fished out. Only 0,1 percent of the seas are covered by coral reefs, yet these fragile reefs are home to an astounding 25% of all marine species. The Philippines are the middle of the coral triangle, and with a land mass of 7000 islands it has a unique topography with a collective stretch of shoreline, longer than any other nation in the World. This means that the Philippines are home to more coastal reefs than anywhere else in the world, making it the frontline of the fight for preservation of fragile marine habitats.

Marine Conservation Philippines is a non-profit organisation based in the Visayas region of the Philippines. Through marine research, campaigning, local outreach and conservation efforts we have joined the fight to try and change the current situation before it is too late. We dream of a future and of a sea where our kids and their kids can still marvel at grazing sea-turtles and sharks and where coastal communities enjoy adequate fish-stocks for the next generations.

Join us as a volunteer, learn scientific diving and study marine biology, help us campaign and meet likeminded people from all over the world.

I want to help

The seas are important! I'd like to join you and help out!

  • Volunteer

Volunteer with us and learn scuba diving, get involved in community projects, aid research, meet lifelong friends.

Six volunteers on a green grass field
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Help protect and restore reefs. Conduct biodiversity field studies, help educate fishermen and school children, work to promote sustainable eco-tourism.
  • Create artificial reefs
  • Build awareness
  • Monitor marine habitats
  • Establish MPAs and sanctuaries
  • Campaign to change policy
  • Dive

All dive training activities is conducted in accordance with strict safety regulations by experienced instructors.

Four happy divers on the beach
Read about our diving program
  • Go

We are fully operational and accepting volunteers for 2017 and 2018. Read more about volunteering with MCP or sign up. Please consider following our progress on social media.