<div dir="ltr"><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt">Dear colleagues,</p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif"><br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">We would like to invite volunteers to join in the Berau marine vertebrates monitoring program </span><span style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">in the Marine Park of Derawan Islands, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. The </span><span style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">aim of this program is to protect a high diversity of marine vertebrates including cetaceans, </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">turtles,
</span><span style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">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. </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">Until now surveys
are being conducted by the local NGO </span><span style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">coordinated
by Yayasan Konservasi RASI or the Conservation Foundation for Rare Aquatic
Species of Indonesia (</span><a href="http://www.ykrasi.org/"><span style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif;color:windowtext">www.ykrasi.org</span></a><span style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">) under guidance of Dr. Danielle Kreb
and Ir</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">.</span><span style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">
Budiono. </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">However, additional ongoing monitoring is being
conducted</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif"> </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">by
</span><span style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">involving both</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">
trained</span><span style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif"> 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</span><span style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif"> </span><span style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">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.</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">Dates: </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">10-2</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">0</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif"> </span><span style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">October 2014 </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">(spaces
available</span><span style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif"> for 4
volunteers</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">)</span><span style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif"></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">Day by day schedule, qualifications
for volunteers and costs involved can be downloaded from a flyer posted on our
website at: </span><a href="http://www.ykrasi.org/coastal.html"><span style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">http://www.ykrasi.org/coastal.html</span></a><span style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif"></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">We are looking forward to your
partcipation!</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">Sampai jumpa, Danielle & Budiono</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent:21.3pt"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">Contact:
Danielle Kreb (Ph.D)</span><span style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif"></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent:21.3pt"><span style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif;color:black">Member of
IUCN/SSC/Cetacean Specialist Group</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent:21.3pt"><span style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif;color:black">Scientific Program
Advisor,</span><span style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif"></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent:21.3pt"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">RASI
Conservation Foundation                           </span><span style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif"></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent:21.3pt"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">Komplek</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif"> </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">Pandan</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif"> </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">Pandan</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif"> </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">Harum Indah
C52                   </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent:21.3pt"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">Samarinda
75124, Kalimantan Timur                             </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent:21.3pt"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">Indonesia</span><span style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif"></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent:21.3pt"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">Phone:
office+ 62.541.744874; </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent:21.3pt"><span style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">M</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">obile: +
62.81346489515            </span><span style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif"></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent:21.3pt"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">Web:
</span><a href="http://www.ykrasi.org/"><span style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">http://www.ykrasi.org</span></a><span style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif"> </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif"></span></p>


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