The Song Saa Foundation, which is a not-for-profit body registered as a local non-government organization under the laws of the Royal Kingdom of Cambodia. The headquarters of the organization are based in Phnom Penh, while its area of operation is the Koh Rong archipelago, a collection of seven islands located in the southwest of Cambodia, 15 nautical miles from the city of Sihanoukville.
With a targeted focus on marine conservation the Foundation is devoted to promoting initiatives that protect and enhance the marine world of the Koh Rong archipelago. This includes support for the establishment of marine protected areas, the monitoring and research of local marine environments and environmental education with a marine focus. The Foundation works closely with local communities, regional authorities and the national government to improve the quality and standard of support for marine conservation and is an active participant in the current steps to establish the Kingdom’s first marine ‘national park’ (the Koh Rong marine fisheries management area). The Foundation’s community work is designed to improve health, personal wellbeing and livelihood opportunities and thereby reduce the need for unsustainable pressures on the Archipelago’s marine and terrestrial habitats.