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Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 16:50:03 +0700
From: Yayasan Terumbu Karang Indonesia <terangi at>
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Subject: database for coral reef educational media=20
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Dear Colleagues,

The Indonesian Coral Reef Foundation (TERANGI) has recently been
commissioned by Johns Hopkins University - Center for Communication
Programs to develop a database for coral reef educational media within
the frame of the Indonesian COREMAP&#8211 Coral Reef Rehabilitation and
Management Project. In order to develop an extensive and up to date
database of educational booklets, teacher manuals, audiovisual training
aids, etc., we would like to ask for your support. We aim to include the
efforts and products of as many institutions and individuals as possible
in this database, hoping that this approach will benefit international
stakeholders in coral reef management and education projects as well as
Indonesian efforts to increase awareness and to build capacity for coral
reef management and conservation. We plan to facilitate=A0 communication
among institutions and projects by providing contact addresses of authors
and distributors together with information on the content, intended
target groups, specific use categories,=A0 appropriate age groups, etc. .
The database will be made available to all interested stakeholders on
CD-ROM and on the Internet,=A0 in time for this years 9th International
Coral Reef Symposium in Bali if possible.=A0 We hope that a joint display
can be organized, in which a large number of the included media can be
explored by interested symposium participants.



One main goal of both COREMAP and TERANGI programs is to increase public
awareness regarding management and wise use of coral reef resources
through education and training.=A0 TERANGI began more than a year ago to
search for appropriate books, publications, training manuals and
audiovisual material in order to carry out education and public awareness
activities focusing on general reef ecology, the values and threats of
coral reefs, and community based CR management. With=A0 agreement from the
authors, some of the materials, including two videos, a book, a
monitoring manual, and an educational flipchart are currently being
translated or adapted for use in Indonesia.

During this process it became apparent, that in line with the&#8220 ICRI
(International Coral Reef Initiative) -=A0 CALL TO ACTION&#8221 in
Dumaguete in the Philippines in 1995, the&#8220 Year of the Reef&#8221 in
1997, and the&#8220 ICRI Reaffirmation of the Call to Action and
Framework for Action&#8221 on the&#8220 ITMEMS&#8221 (International
Tropical Marine Ecosystems Management Symposium) in Townsville,
Australia, in 1998, many new and creative materials have been developed
to communicate coral reef related issues to a wider public in general and
to specific target groups in schools, Universities, and Government
Institutions in particular. Nevertheless, when asked by TERANGI for
references of publications by other institutions, many national and
international NGOs and donor agencies stated, that they found it
difficult to keep track with new releases. Many were surprised to find
out that there were several new and valuable materials available.

In order to support and strengthen the national and international
mechanisms for gathering and sharing educational information and
expertise on the sustainable management of coral reefs and related
ecosystems, The Johns Hopkins University - Center for Communication
Programs commissioned TERANGI to develop an educational coral reef media
database within the framework of the JHU-CCP Coral Reef Public Awareness
Component of COREMAP.



Information will be collected in as many forms as possible, including
books and educational booklets, training manuals, school project
documentation, posters, games, audiovisual material, educational slide
collections, interactive CD-ROMs, and websites. These will be categorized
by subject, target group, etc., and entered into a clearing house
database, which will be made available to interested stakeholders on
CD-ROM and on the Internet, similar to other Johns Hopkins projects, such
as the Zambia Health Communication Database (see



We like to invite you to be represented in this database. Please make
copies of the attached form, and fill out one form for each item you or
your institution has produced and/or would like to see included in the
database. You can fax the form to=A0 +62-21-717 933 72, send it by mail, or
enter information directly in the attached document and send it to our
e-mail address: terangi at

If you would like to have your material placed on display at the Bali
conference beginning on October 8, 2000, please send a sample of your
product/s to the following address

PO Box 4346
JKTM 12700

If you or your institution will be present at the Bali conference, please
consider to bring or ship copies of your product, to enable interested
participants to purchase them easily.

If you send a sample of your materials, please note whether you would
like us to return it to you after the conference or whether the sample(s)
can be added to a clearing house library as a future information source
for students, local NGOs, government officials, and other stakeholders.
We hope to be able to update the database at regular intervals, so please
inform us in the future if you would like other products to be added.

We hope that our joint effort will benefit the growing community of
institutions and individuals caring for the conservation and the
sustainable use of coral reefs. Thank you very much for your
consideration and support,

Yours sincerely

Marlina Purwadi
Program Officer for Marine Science and Education
TERANGI&#8211 The Indonesian Coral Reef Foundation
Dr. Douglas Storey
Teamleader COREMAP Public Awareness
JHUCCP&#8211 Johns Hopkins University /
Center for Communication Programs

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