[MARMAM] Volunteers needed for marine vertebrates monitoring project in East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Danielle Kreb danielle.kreb1 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 13 22:05:28 PDT 2014

Dear colleagues,

We would like to invite volunteers to join in the Berau marine vertebrates
monitoring program in the Marine Park of Derawan Islands, East Kalimantan,
Indonesia. The aim of this program is to protect a high diversity of marine
vertebrates including cetaceans, turtles, whale sharks and manta rays.
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. Until
now surveys are being conducted by the local NGO coordinated by Yayasan
Konservasi RASI or the Conservation Foundation for Rare Aquatic Species of
Indonesia (www.ykrasi.org) under guidance of Dr. Danielle Kreb and Ir.
Budiono. However, additional ongoing monitoring is being conducted by involving
both trained local fishermen and through an overseas volunteer/ Indonesian
student monitoring program. Through earlier surveys it was found that the
highest relative abundance of ceteaceans was found within 5km radius of
islands or reefs, and therefore we also conduct coral reef monitoring at
several locations by snorkling. We are looking for motivated volunteers/
students that are willing to engage in the program through a seven-day
monitoring survey in the beautiful landscape of the Berau archipelago while
being mostly based on the island of Maratua (day 1-7) but also three nights
on Derawan Island (Day 8-10). After the first survey in June this will be
the second survey for 2014 using overseas volunteers.


10-20 October 2014 (spaces available for 4 volunteers)

Day by day schedule, qualifications for volunteers and costs involved can
be downloaded from a flyer posted on our website at:

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

Web: http://www.ykrasi.org
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