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.


In search of solutions

Alor is located in the East Nusa Tenggara Province, representing almost 30% of Indonesia’s marine protected area. However, East Nusa Tenggara is one of the most productive shark fishing areas, where many coastal populations depend on fisheries that have minimal management place. In Alor, though the practice of thresher shark fishing has been happening for…

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Mencari Formula Tepat untuk Kelola dan Konservasi Hiu dan Paus agar Tidak Punah

Direktur Konservasi dan Kenakeragaman Hayati Laut (KKHL) KKP Andi Rusandi mengatakan, sebagai satwa penting yang harus dilindungi, Hiu dan Pari memiliki sejumlah habitat penting di Indonesia. Contohnya, perairan Alor di Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) menjadi habitat penting untuk Hiu Tikus, demikian juga dengan Pari, khususnya Pari Mobula yang memiliki habitat penting yang ada di perairan…

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Solving Plastic Issues, this is what Conservation Leaders do

The increasing number of organic and inorganic waste in Alor District become a serious issue which attract the attention of many stakeholders, including government and conservation organization. This concern has stroke the team from Thresher Shark Champion - a group consisting of five young indigenous leaders to take action to solve that. The group, together…

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