Gili Shark & Marine Conservation Project, Indonesia
Gili Shark Conservation project is a small conservation and data collection course/program seeking enthusiastic people who want to live and study in paradise while making a difference on their holiday. It is the first of it’s kind in the Gili Islands, and takes an active role in conservation issues in Indonesia’s three Gili Islands; Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air.
This dive intensive course/program is located on the quiet and relaxed island of Gili Air. As a student with Gili Shark Conservation, you will be diving alongside underwater researchers and learning about the fragile ecosystem and its many living organisms. It combines a nice balance between study and play while you enjoy the beautiful surroundings of this jewel in the Gillis.
You will learn how to conduct survey dives and BRUV (Baited Remote Underwater Video) data collection. We also conduct island wide shark and ray abundance surveys, monthly trips to Lombok fish markets, beach and underwater clean ups, community days with the local schools, and community events to help the Gili Matra Marine Reserve and the environment of Gili Air.
For decades, Indonesia has been ranked as the number one shark fishing nation in the world. This overfishing has resulted in a greatly reduced number of sharks in the local waters.
Make a real difference in conservation through research and data collection and through local awareness events to help save the sharks of Indonesia!