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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On The News

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.

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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In Search of Solutions: Protecting Thresher Shark and Local Communities

When I was eight years old, I begged my parents for a giant fish tank so that I could collect all of my favourite fish. Every Sunday, my dad and I usually went to the nearby pet shop, and he would patiently wait for me to closely examine the Betta fish before announcing my favourite.…

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