We tend to think that our actions are so small that they don’t matter. But just imagine that each and everyone would think that even the smallest action matter. We would make a huge difference together.

In 2015 the Gili Shark Conservation Project started Unite Gili Air. This project is designed to bring the all the dive shops on Gili Air together to create one comprehensive shark and ray abundance sightings data log. We ask all guides and instructors to write down information like size and gender of the sharks and rays they’ve seen during their dives.  

This standardized data collection method is being used throughout the three Gili Islands; Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air. Every Friday our Research Team goes around the island and collects the data sheets and week submits it into multiple partnering citizen science projects including Gili Eco Trust, SharkBase, eOceans, and Shark Guardian.

Little by little, a little becomes a lot.