<div dir="ltr"><p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%;font-family:tahoma,sans-serif;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">The Conservation
Foundation for Rare Aquatic Species of Indonesia is </span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial,sans-serif;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">offering positions for</span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%;font-family:tahoma,sans-serif;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">
motivated volunteers and/or students to engage in the Berau large
marine vertebrates program. This long-term program (since 2007) aims to protect
a high diversity of large marine vertebrates including cetaceans, </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%;font-family:tahoma,sans-serif;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">turtles, </span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%;font-family:tahoma,sans-serif;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">whale sharks and manta rays in the Marine Park of
Derawan Archipelago, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Besides raising awareness and engaging
local communities in sustainable handycraft and ecotourism activities, part of
the conservation program includes a long-term monitoring program of large
marine vertebrates in the area. S</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%;font-family:tahoma,sans-serif;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">urveys are being conducted by the local NGO </span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%;font-family:tahoma,sans-serif;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">Yayasan Konservasi RASI (under guidance of Dr.
Danielle Kreb and Ir</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%;font-family:tahoma,sans-serif;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">.</span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%;font-family:tahoma,sans-serif;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"> Budiono. The research team involves experienced
RASI staff, local students, as well as local and overseas (student) volunteers.
Volunteers are welcome to join the program for 14 days and conduct an
eight-days boat-based monitoring survey in the beautiful and protected landscape
of the Berau archipelago.We will collect data to determine relative
abundance, assessing seasonal species diversity and site fidelity as well
as habitat usage of large marine vertebrates. Besides photo-id collection of
cetaceans, we will also take photo-id of whale sharks. </span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%;font-family:tahoma,sans-serif;color:black">For 2017 we will focus our monitoring effort
on three areas (Derawan, Maratua, Biduk-Biduk) that are assigned as ecotourism
area to assess long-term distribution patterns and recommendations to local
governments based on megavertebrates distribution/ activity patterns. We also
conduct coral reef monitoring at several locations during the survey days by
snorkling.</span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%;font-family:tahoma,sans-serif;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"> Cetacean</span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial,sans-serif;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"> species directly encountered during the surveys so
far include, (dwarf)spinner-, spotted-, Fraser’s-, Risso’s-,
rough-toothed-,long-beaked common dolphins as well as common bottlenose and
Indo-Pacific bottlenose-dolphins, Irrawaddy and Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins,
dwarf sperm whale-, melon-headed- and false killer whales, sperm-, fin- and
humpback whales.</span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial,sans-serif;color:white;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">.</span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial,sans-serif;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn theory
and practice of Reefcheck monitoring for the Indo-Pacific. We also include the
opportunity to do recreational things such as snorkling in the stingless jelly
fish lake of Kakaban, visiting caves in </span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%;font-family:tahoma,sans-serif;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">Maratua
Island, exploring the famous Mirror lake (Labuan Cermin), Angel waterfall (Air
Terjun Bidadari), indigenous Dayak village and snorkling near Manta Rays and/or
whale sharks following good practice protocols.  </span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%;font-family:tahoma,sans-serif;color:black"><span></span></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%;font-family:tahoma,sans-serif">Date: 14-27 May & 30 May-11 June</span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%;font-family:tahoma,sans-serif"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%;font-family:tahoma,sans-serif">Deadline for applying:  28
February 2017. </span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%;font-family:tahoma,sans-serif">Selected candidates will be notified by 3 March </span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%;font-family:tahoma,sans-serif">2017. </span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%;font-family:tahoma,sans-serif">Day by day schedule,
qualifications for volunteers and costs involved (10% discount to students
at all degrees or finished no longer than one year after their degree) can
be downloaded from a flyer posted on our website at: </span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%;font-family:tahoma,sans-serif"><a href="http://www.ykrasi.org/coastal.html" target="_blank">http://www.ykrasi.org/coastal.html</a>. (click ' read more about this volunteer opportunity').</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%;font-family:tahoma,sans-serif">We are looking forward
to your participation!</span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%;font-family:tahoma,sans-serif"><span></span></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%;font-family:tahoma,sans-serif">Regards, Danielle and
Budiono</span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%;font-family:tahoma,sans-serif"><span></span></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span> </span></p><div><div class="gmail_signature"><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div>--------------------------</div><div>Danielle Kreb (Ph.D.)</div><div>Scientific Program Advisor</div><div>Yayasan Konservasi RASI</div><div>Rare Aquatic Species of Indonesia</div><div>Komplek Pandan Harum Indah </div><div>(Erlyza) Blok C, No. 52</div><div>Samarinda 75124</div><div>Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia</div><div>Tel/ fax: + 62.541.744874</div><div>Mobile: 081346489515</div><div><a href="http://www.ykrasi.org" target="_blank">http://www.ykrasi.org</a> </div><div>Facebook group/page: Rare Aquatic Species of Indonesia</div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-size:12.8px">Member of IUCN/SSC Cetacean Specialist Group</span><br></div><div><i><br></i></div><div><div><i>“To the dolphin alone, nature has given that which the best</i></div><div><i>philosophers seek: friendship for no advantage. Though it has no</i></div><div><i>need of help from any man, it is a genial friend to all and has helped mankind.”</i></div><div><i>–Plutarch</i></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div>
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