Gili Shark Conservation

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Environment
  • Women


Gili Air, Gili indahPemenang, Nusa Tengarra Barat 83352Indonesia Indonesia

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our mission is 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 by 2025. To achieve our goal we conduct research using multiple research methods including; roving survey dives, photographic identification, coral health index surveys, coral watch surveys and coral restoration. Through our weekly beach clean-ups and outreach projects, we educate the local community and visitors of the Gili Islands about the importance of our ocean and what we can do to protect it.


We are an award-winning organization designed around conservation through citizen scientific research in the following areas:

  • Shark conservation (Shark Identification and Survey Dives)
  • Marine life conservation (Turtle Identification, Dive Against Debris and Survey Dives)
  • Coral conservation (Coral Restoration project, Coral Watch surveys and coral health index surveys)

It's our dream to be an international marine research centre that hosts researchers, scientists, and ocean lovers worldwide. A place in the heart of our community where we provide education in solving ocean-related issues. A home to people who want to make the world a little bit more beautiful.

We host participants from around the world for a minimum of 2 weeks. On average, people stay between 3-8 weeks to get fully involved and give back to the project. We are all working very closely together and have a team/family-like atmosphere at the project. You will be a critical member of the team and may be in charge of various data collection projects depending on your interests, goals, and length of stay.


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