Coral Cay Conservation (CCC)
Coral Cay Conservation (CCC) is a UK based non-profit organization that was founded in 1986. CCC’s aim is to provide resources (human, technical and financial) in order to help to sustain livelihoods and alleviate poverty through the protection, restoration and management of coral reefs and tropical forests. Invited by host countries, to assist with existing conservation issues, CCC does not charge for the collection of scientific information that is used to produce habitat maps and management recommendations. Instead, the services CCC provides are largely financed by international volunteers who pay to participate on a CCC project. As a non-profit organisation, CCC donates all financial surpluses to the CCC Charitable Trust (Registered charity no. 1025534). The CCC Trust provides opportunities for local stakeholders (scholars) to take part on an expedition at no cost, through a Scholarship Awards Programme available to the nationals where CCC works. Since its foundation CCC has been invited to monitor and survey coral reefs and/or tropical forests by the governments of Belize (1986-1998), Philippines (1995 to date), Honduras (1998-2006), Fiji (2001-2007), Malaysia (2002-2005), Trinidad and Tobago (2007 to date) and has participated in short collaborations with Indonesia at the Banggai Islands in Sulawesi (1996) and at East Kalimantan (1998).
Last Updated: 14 November 2012