[MARMAM] Research volunteer opportunities in Berau, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

danielle.kreb1 at gmail.com danielle.kreb1 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 22 21:58:02 PDT 2014


The Berau marine vertebrates program aims to protect a high diversity of marine vertebrates including cetaceans, turtles, whale sharks and manta rays in the Marine Park of Derawan Islands, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Besides raising awareness, engaging local communities in sustainable handycraft and ecotourism activities, part of the conservation program includes a long-term monitoring program of marine vertebrates in the area.  Since 2003 until now opportunistic surveys are being conducted in Berau by the local NGO Yayasan Konservasi RASI or the Conservation Foundation for Rare Aquatic Species of Indonesia under guidance of Dr. Danielle Kreb and Ir. Budiono. However, more regular ongoing monitoring is being anticipated by involving both trained local fishermen and through a foreign volunteer/ Indonesian student monitoring program. We are looking for motivated volunteers/ students that are willing to engage in the program through an initial six-day monitoring survey in the beautiful landscape of the Berau archipelago while being mostly based on the island of Maratua (day 1-6) but also three nights on Derawan Island (Day 7-9). If the volunteer monitoring will prove effective then in the future more surveys will be planned in this manner.


10-20 June 2014 (spaces available for 3-4 volunteers)

Day by day schedule, qualifications for volunteers and costs involved can be downloaded from a flyer posted on our website at: http://www.ykrasi.org/coastal.html

We are looking forward to your partcipation!

Sampai jumpa, Danielle & Budiono

Contact: Danielle Kreb (Ph.D)

Member of IUCN/SSC/Cetacean Specialist Group

Scientific Program Advisor,

RASI Conservation Foundation                           

Komplek Pandan Pandan Harum Indah C52                   

Samarinda 75124, Kalimantan Timur                             


Phone: office+ 62.541.744874; 

Mobile: + 62.81346489515 

E-mail: yk.rasi at gmail.com           

Web: http://www.ykrasi.org 

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