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Became a volunteer or intern

Do you want to directly contribute to helping communities, and assist in conserving the marine environment and wildlife, plus have the experience of a lifetime in the stunningly beautiful tropical Kenyan Coast?

Are you are interested in really making a difference to local Kenyan coastal communities and marine wildlife when applying your skills and experience? Or are you a student studying marine sciences? KMMREC is the answer. We are looking for people from 18 upwards, who can work independently with initiative and a self-motivated approach to their duties. A resourceful and proactive person is the best fit for the team. Our main aim is for us to get the best from you, depending on your skills or science project for benefit of the KMMREC team working for the protection of marine mammals in Kenya.
You will be involved in a number of activities depending on your choice and area of interest and subject to us assessing your skills. Our project covers a wide range reflected below, including office work and field work, depending on the season.


This project involves volunteers or students working with WMA researchers, Kenya Wildlife Service and community members. We are looking for people with experience and an interest in research and field studies, scientific data analysis and paper writing, photography and filming, designing online data sharing tools journalism, marketing and advertising. Students will get an opportunity to participate in field operations and will receive supervision from the KMMREC team
Watamu is a small village set in the Watamu Marine Park and Reserve on the North Kenyan Coast. Watamu (means Home of the Sweet People in Swahili) enjoys a friendly community feeling where most people know and recognize each other. Because of its beautiful beaches it attracts an increasing number of visitors. For more information on the people and place please see the Watamu Marine Association Website.

Accommodation: We will offer accomodation options to suite all preferences on request.

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