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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Week of 28 May

Good morning team!
This week is a really important one for us. I have two important items:
  1. First of all, please join me in a WARM WELCOME for Ms. Betty Oala, who is our new Communications Specialist in Papua New Guinea. I managed to forget to take a photo while I was there, so maybe Rod, you guys could take one together and post it?
  2. Second, Liz is headed to the Netherlands (Den Haag to be specific) for a big international endangered species meeting called CITES - the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna. Many thanks to Va for her efforts to connect us with the CITES authorities in Fiji. See the calendar at the bottom of the page for my travel dates.
Because of this upcoming travel and our newly expanded team, I need to make sure we have really strong conference calls before I leave. Please email me with the times and days you prefer to do that this week.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Leah Bunce headed to Fiji

Hey team, just want to flag that our friend and colleague, Leah Bunce of Conservation International is headed to Suva on Sunday. She's been talking with Shannon, Kathleen, and Hollis, but I'll be updating her on our projects first thing tomorrow.

As most of you know, CI has a new employee in Fiji, and we have been thinking about ways to work with their Marine Managed Area Science (MMAS) project for awhile. Va, my friends Josh and JF who you met may have talked to you about some of these projects.

I am setting Leah up with Va for a meeting, if possible. I will be posting more information soon.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


Hello team! In our continuing search to find the best ways of sharing information and so on, I thought we could try a blog.