Thresher Shark Indonesia

Thresher Shark Indonesia was founded in 2018. Our work aims to protect endangered pelagic thresher shark (Alopias pelagicus) in Alor Island, Indonesia through investigating the critical habitat, socio-economic importance of the species for the community and conservation outreach to local schools. We combine research and community engagement to inform policy decision for local protection of the species

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Read more about our latest work; from tagging the first thresher shark with a satellite tag, visiting local schools to tell thresher shark storybook to meeting with Regent Government of Alor.


To Fulfill the Mission of Conservation, Fishermen Vow to Stop Fishing Thresher Sharks

Alor – On Wednesday, 17th of November, 2021, the Government of Alor Regency, through its Planning, Research, and Development Agency (Bappelitbang); the Department of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Alor District; the East Nusa Tenggara Department of Marine Affairs and Fisheries; the Head of Northwest Alor Subdistrict, Police Chief of Alor; and the Commander of Military…

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Thresher Shark Indonesia: Impact Report 2020-2021

The year 2020-2021 was a huge challenge and brought many devastating impacts to the environment, public health, and our communities. It seemed to be an impossible year for conducting any activities on the ground because of the increased risk of health impacts to our team, and the communities that we are working with. However, it…

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IUCN Crash Course: Human Dimensions in Shark Conservation

The team at Thresher Shark Indonesia was invited to share the case studies of Thresher Shark Conservation in a Crash Course: Human Dimensions in Shark Conservation, organized by the IUCN SSC Shark Specialist Group, Hollie Booth (Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Oxford), and Dr. Divya Karnad. Learn more about our work by seeing the…

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