16th of April 2019: Last weekend we went to Singapore to attend the ceremony for the International Seakeepers Society Asian Achievement Award, and the unbelievable thing happened – WE WON!!
The International Seakeepers Society had invited us to participate in their yearly Award Dinner in Singapore. We were very honored by being nominated for the award, and so our Lead Scientist and Program Manager went to attend the ceremony.
The International SeaKeepers Society is a non-profit organization focusing on the health of the world’s oceans and climate. SeaKeepers works with the boating and yachting community to take advantage of their unique potential in order to further marine research and to raise awareness about the issues our oceans face.
The annual Seakeepers Award is given to individuals or organizations who show extraordinary commitment to the cause of marine conservation in Asia.
A big thank you to the International Seakeepers Society for acknowledging our efforts!
And thanks to all the members of our Shark Warrior Family. They are the reason why we were ever able to achieve this! When we started this project in 2015 we would never have imagined that our conservation efforts would reach beyond the shoreline of our little paradise-island.
“The award was given to the Gili Shark Conservation Project in recognition of their exemplary work and direct role in conservation management. We commend the vision and team’s passion to improve the protection of sharks found around the Gili Islands, and to create a legacy of conservation around the islands. The unique program of the Gili Shark Conservation Project allows people from all over the world to experience and learn about sharks first hand while making a real difference with their data collection efforts. The dedication and integration into the local community is evident in the initiative of the Plastic Free Paradise Campaign.” Gail Tay – Director of Operations & Programmes of the International SeaKeepers Society, Asia