Founded by three ocean lovers, who found each other on the beautiful island of Gili Air, the Gili Shark Conservation is a project filled with passion and engagement for the ocean and it’s marine life.
Our mission is to promote shark conservation efforts through education and research while collecting abundance data from around the three Gili Islands to build a case strong enough to propose to the government to make the Gili Matra Marine Reserve the first recognized shark nursery ground in Indonesia.
To achieve this, we are gathering scientific data to prove that this area is in fact a shark nursery. We have two years to gather this data before the policy makers reconvene and reexamine the parameters of the Gili Matra Marine Reserve. We have multiple projects that work towards this goal including underwater video surveillance, roving survey dives, photographic identification, and time lapse projects.
Besides spending a lot of time in the magical underwater world, we also love to be in the field and give back to the wonderful community of Gili Air by running a Plastic Free Paradise campaign to create awareness and reduce the use of single-use-plastic.