Gili Shark Conservation
83352 Gili Air, Indonesia
Marine conservation awareness and education, Shark and ray protection, Shark research, Coral reef protection, Plastic pollution
The Gili Shark Conservation Project is an award-winning conservation and data collection program, the first of its kind in the Gili Islands in Indonesia. Situated on the beautiful island Gili Air, they work around all of the Gili islands: Gili Air, Gili Meno, and Gili Trawangan. The goal of their shark research project is to raise awareness for shark- and marine conservation but also to assist the local community and helping the Gili's to become plastic-free. They aim to protect and restore the coral reef environment within the Gili Matra Marine Recreational Reserve and to help to create the first recognized shark nursery ground in Indonesia. To achieve this goal they conduct research using multiple research methods including; underwater roving video surveillance, roving survey dives, photographic identification, coral health index surveys, coral restoration, and land & marine based time-lapse projects. Via weekly conservation classes at the local school and a Plastic Free Paradise Campaign, they are educating the local community and visitors of the Gili Islands about the importance of our ocean and what we can do to protect it.