[MARMAM] One volunteer position open for large marine vertebrates surveys in Berau, East Kalimantan, Indonesia, 2016

Danielle Kreb danielle.kreb1 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 5 23:56:49 PDT 2016

Dear all,

We have one last position open for our large marine vertebrate survey in
the Marine Park of Derawan Islands, Berau, East Kalimantan due to late
cancellation. The position is for 16-27 June. The program aims to protect a
high diversity of large marine vertebrates including cetaceans, turtles, whale
sharks and manta rays in the Marine Park of Derawan Archipelago, East
Kalimantan, Indonesia.  Surveys are being conducted by the local NGO Yayasan
Konservasi RASI (Conservation Foundation for Rare Aquatic Species of
Indonesia) under guidance of Dr. Danielle Kreb and Ir. Budiono. The
research team involves experienced RASI staff, as well as local and
overseas (student) volunteers. We will collect data to determine relative
abundance, core area mapping, assessing seasonal species diversity and site
fidelity as well as habitat usage of large marine vertebrates. Underwater
photo-id will be taken of whale sharks as well. Through earlier surveys it
was found that the highest relative abundance of cetaceans was within 5km
radius of islands or reefs, and therefore we also conduct coral reef
monitoring at several locations by snorkling to asses its health.
Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn theory and practice of
Reefcheck monitoring for the Indo-Pacific.There will be an opportunity to
do recreational things such as snorkling in the stingless jelly fish lake
of Kakaban  and snorkling near Manta Rays and/or whale sharks following
good practice protocols.  .

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 or by sending an email request.

We are looking forward to your participation!

Regards, Danielle and Budiono

Danielle Kreb (Ph.D.)
Scientific Program Advisor
Yayasan Konservasi RASI
Rare Aquatic Species of Indonesia
Komplek Pandan Harum Indah
(Erlyza) Blok C, No. 52
Samarinda 75124
Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia
Tel/ fax: + 62.541.744874
Mobile: 081346489515
Facebook group/page: Rare Aquatic Species of Indonesia

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