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 to help to sustain livelihoods and alleviate poverty through the protection, restoration and management of coral reefs and tropical forests. CCC are invited by host countries, who do not have the capacity to create and manage protected areas. CCC Research teams on site (made up of paying volunteers and staff) collect baseline information on the current health of the reef and forest. This information is then used to develop management plans for the government to ensure that the area is used in a way which will ensure sustainability and promote conservation. A portion of a volunteer’s fee is given to the Ridge2Reef Trust (Charity Registration Number: 1149283), which operates wholly independently of CCC through a board of trustees. It provides opportunities for host country nationals to take part on a CCC expedition at no cost, through a Scholarship Awards Programme. As a not-for-profit organisation CCC pumps any profits made back into the projects. CCC has worked in Trinidad and Tobago, Belize, Cambodia, Fiji and Malaysia to name but a few. CCC currently has a marine expedition in the Philippines, and a terrestrial and marine expedition in Montserrat.
Last Updated: 1 August 2014