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Copen­hagen March 15th 2016 Newslet­ter nr. 122

Dear Mem­bers of the Parosphromenus Project.

Spring is arriv­ing, and it is time for us to send out the first Newslet­ter in 2016.

Wel­come to a new mem­ber of the Steer­ing Group

First of all we would like to extend a very warm wel­come to Rafael Eggli as a new mem­ber of the Steer­ing Group. Rafael lives in Switzer­land and in his A grade paper (final exam paper in the last year at school) he has been writ­ing on the sub­ject of the Parosphromenus Project, — an analy­sis of its struc­ture and prospect for the future.

Rafael intro­duces his work in forum here (http://​parosphromenus​-project​.org/​e​n​/​f​o​r​u​m​/​3​-​S​p​e​c​i​e​s​/​1678​-​m​y​-​a​-​g​r​a​d​e​-​p​a​p​e​r​.​h​t​m​l) . It is a very big and impres­sive work, and we con­grat­u­late him with it.

Rafael has inform us, that he right now, is work­ing on an arti­cle about the P-​P, which will be pub­lished in the ger­man mag­a­sine DATZ in march or april. We look for­ward to this, and to work­ing together with Rafael in the years to come.

The new book about the Parosphromenus Project

Peter Finke is work­ing on the gen­eral struc­ture of a new inter­na­tional book in Eng­lish lan­guage on the Parosphromenus-​Project, as he sug­gested to edit together with Helene Schoubye in two or three years time from now. The main dif­fi­culty is to struc­turally arrange the mate­r­ial, includ­ing many pho­tos and to name many good authors accord­ing to their spe­cial­i­ties for writ­ing short chap­ters or boxes, so that the inter­na­tional struc­ture and author­ship is clearly vis­i­ble. We shall inform you as soon as pos­si­ble on fur­ther details.

Regard­ing the new Pay­Pal dona­tion button.

At the Ham­burg meet­ing we reported about our wors­en­ing finan­cial sit­u­a­tion. So, at the end of the meet­ing two guests gave spon­ta­neously 100.00 Euros each and one 20.00 Euros to P. Finke, who started in the weeks to come a Paypal-​account for giv­ing dona­tions to our project. In the first days already one fur­ther dona­tion about 100.00 Euros and some smaller dona­tions about 40.00 Euros came in. There is no imme­di­ate finan­cial gap any longer, but we would be happy if more peo­ple to the oppor­tu­nity to donate in order to secure our project for the next years. There will be more money needed for provider and new soft­ware, and espe­cially look­ing for­ward to the book mentioned.

If you wish to donate, — the link is at the home­page http://​parosphromenus​-project​.org/​e​n​/​d​o​n​a​t​i​o​n​s​.​h​t​m​l

Next Inter­na­tional Meeting

The Ham­burg meet­ing was a great suc­cess as all atten­dants agreed. There was an unan­i­mous ques­tion for a next meet­ing. After some inter­nal dis­cus­sion we think the sec­ond meet­ing should occur in 2017 in the United King­dom, Britain. What we need urgently are two or three peo­ple who should like to orga­nize it: exact date (Sep­tem­ber?), place (Lon­don?), accom­mo­da­tion (cheap but good hotel?), infor­ma­tions (air­ports, national traf­fic, pri­vate help?) for for­eign mem­bers. We should pre­fer a place which is easy to find, per­haps in Lon­don, so long trav­el­ling after hav­ing arrived is unnec­es­sary. The steer­ing group will assist of course and try to fix a nice pro­gram with good names. We would be happy if you could take part in real­iz­ing this aim!

Trav­els and reports from Malaysia.

Recently we have been very for­tu­nate to receive some reports in forum, form peo­ple who has trav­elled in the region, as well as from peo­ple who live there.

It is very valu­able infor­ma­tion, which we receive through these reports, and we would like to thank in par­tic­u­lar Lawrence Kent for show­ing some remark­able pho­tos of Sarawak habi­tat from a trip in dec. 2015 together with Peter Ng. and Michael Lo. These pho­tos show the sad destruc­tion of the habi­tats of our parosphromenus species, but they are extremely impor­tant doc­u­men­ta­tion. (link to the thread : http://​parosphromenus​-project​.org/​e​n​/​f​o​r​u​m​/​24​-​P​i​c​t​u​r​e​s​/​1681​-​s​a​r​a​w​a​k​-​h​a​b​i​t​a​t​-​p​h​o​t​o​s​.​h​t​m​l​?​l​i​m​i​t​s​t​a​r​t​=​0​&​a​m​p​;​s​t​a​r​t​=​12 )

We would also like to men­tion a recent thread, with the uplift­ing infor­ma­tion of the keep­ing of p. allani by our mem­ber Zahar in Malaysia. ( http://​parosphromenus​-project​.org/​e​n​/​f​o​r​u​m​/​3​-​S​p​e​c​i​e​s​/​1691​-​p​a​r​o​s​p​h​r​o​m​e​n​u​s​-​a​l​l​a​n​i​.​h​t​m​l ). Thank you for shar­ing this with us, Zahar.

With this we will end this, our first Newslet­ter in 2016.

With the very best wishes, on behalf of the Steer­ing Group, Helene Schoubye

Peter Finke, Rafael Eggli, Bernd Bus­sler, Stephan Men­zel, Pavel Chaloupka.

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