Thresher Shark Indonesia is an initiative that initially started in 2018 by Indonesian young conservationists. Starting from a single project, now we’re an established Indonesian Non-Profit. Our goal is to protect the declining and endangered thresher shark population in Indonesia.
Our mission is to conserve thresher shark at Alor, East Nusa Tenggara, by providing policy recommendations through the studies of satellite and acoustic tagging technology, underwater surveys as well as providing alternative livelihood solutions for shark-dependent communities in Indonesia. Thresher Shark Indonesia also trains 20 future indigenous leaders of Alor through the Thresher Shark Conservation Champion. We work closely with local communities, governments, businesses, scientists, filmmakers, and other NGOs to develop long-term solutions that protect endangered shark species, as well as respect the rights of local people to livelihoods.