<div dir="ltr"><p class="MsoNormal"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif">1st LAMLA Workshop </span></b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif">“<b><i>Listening for Aquatic Mammals in Latin America</i></b>” </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif">21-23 June 2016, Natal, Brazil</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><br></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif">
We would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming event "1st
Listenning for Aquatic Mammals in Latin America" (LAMLA) to be held in Natal,
Brazil between 21 and 23 of June 2016 </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif">at
the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte. Our aim will be to
bring together researchers, professionals, and graduate students working on
bioacoustics to communicate their work, network and interact with other
researchers, and discuss directions for a coordinated regional bioacoustics
network and collaboration,</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"> essential to
strengthen both the scientific and conservation efforts on the species locally,
nationally and internationally. </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif">The ultimate aim of the
meeting will be to produce a document that compiles bioacoustics research
efforts in Latin America and identifies future directions for developing the
aquatic mammal bioacoustics field at a regional level. </span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif">Findings, conclusions and action plans resulting from the workshop will
be submitted for publication in LAJAM.</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif">Please join us in order to:</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:42.95pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:Symbol">·</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:'Times New Roman',serif">    
</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif">assess the effort to study sounds from all aquatic
mammal species that occur in Latin America;</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:42.95pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:Symbol">·</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:'Times New Roman',serif">    
</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif">share scientific information and methodologies between
research groups;</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:42.95pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:Symbol">·</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:'Times New Roman',serif">    
</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif">enhance conservation efforts, locally and
internationally;</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:42.95pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:Symbol">·</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:'Times New Roman',serif">    
</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif">define a platform for launching new partnerships,
activities or projects.</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif">We would like to encourage anyone with interest in these studies to
participate in our exploration of new effective conservation ideas and
possibilities. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif">Early registration deadline: 30<sup>th</sup> April 2016.
Abstract submission deadline: May 5<sup>th</sup>, 2016.</span></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><b> </b></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif">Please, don't hesitate to forward this message to colleagues or person
you think interested but keep in mind<b> work has to be conducted in Latin
America</b>, no exceptions.</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif">Visit the site to register and submit your abstract:</span><span lang="EN-US"> </span><a href="http://www.lamla2016.com/"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif">www.lamla2016.com</span></a></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif">If you need more information, please contact us at </span><a href="mailto:lamlameeting@gmail.com"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif">lamlameeting@gmail.com</span></a></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif">  </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif">Looking forward to see you in Natal!</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif">Best wishes,</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><br></p>-- <br><div class="gmail_signature"><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div>The Organizing Committee</div></div><div dir="ltr"><br></div><div dir="ltr"><span></span><span></span><br></div></div></div></div>
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