<div dir="ltr"><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">Dear all, </span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">We are looking for motivated volunteers and/or students that are
willing to engage in the Berau marine vertebrates program, which aims
to protect a high diversity of large marine vertebrates including
cetaceans, </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">turtles, </span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">whale sharks and manta
rays in the Marine Park of Derawan Archipelago, 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. S</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">urveys are being conducted by the local NGO </span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">Yayasan Konservasi
RASI (Conservation Foundation for Rare Aquatic Species of Indonesia) under
guidance of Dr. Danielle Kreb and Ir</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">.</span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif"> Budiono. The
research team involves experienced RASI staff, as well as local and overseas
(student) volunteers. We are looking for motivated volunteers that are willing
to engage i</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">n </span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">the program through an eight-days monitoring survey in
the beautiful landscape of the Berau archipelago.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. </span><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif;font-size:12.6667px">Underwater photo-id will be taken of whale sharks as well.</span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif"> </span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif">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.  </span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:white">.</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">Dates:</span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">24 April-5 May; 13 June-24 June;3-14 October 2016</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif"> Deadlines for the April and June surveys
are 31 January and 15 March 2016.  </span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;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" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">http://www.ykrasi.org/coastal.html</span></a><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">We are looking forward to your participation!</span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif"> </span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">Regards, Danielle and Budiono</span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif">         </span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif">Danielle Kreb (Ph.D.)</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Tahoma,sans-serif;color:black">Member of IUCN/SSC/Cetacean Specialist Group</span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif">Scientific Program Advisor</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif">Yayasan Konservasi RASI</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif">Rare Aquatic Species of Indonesia</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif">Komplek Pandan Harum Indah </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif">(Erlyza) Blok C, No. 52</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif">Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia</span></p>

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