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.

Maintaining Balance: Thresher Sharks and People in Alor – A Story by Harley James

Protecting endangered Thresher Shark (Alopias pelagicus) whilst providing alternative livelihood for shark-dependent communities in Alor. Story Overview Background and Status Threats and Challenges The Initiation Current State and Impacts We as a Citizen Science Ways to Help Background and Status   Alopias pelagicus Have you ever heard about this majestic looking shark? Look how beautiful…

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Thresher Shark Conservation Champions Keep On Making an Impact on Their Communities

It has been a year since we conducted the youth conservation development program in Alor. 20 Alor youths from all around the Alor archipelago were selected to become Thresher Shark Conservation Champion in 2021. Alongside the mentors, they had received training on leadership, communication, and knowledge of marine conservation. Ever since the program ended, our…

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Thresher Shark Champions Organize Follow-Up Waste Management Training for East Kalabahi Community

KALABAHI, LENSANUSAKENARI.NET – The Thresher Shark Champions has successfully organized a follow-up waste management training for the East Kalabahi community, Teluk Mutiara Regency, Alor. This event was carried out in one of the villager’s residences on Friday, February 18, 2022. The four-hour activity was filled with enthusiasm from the 25 women who were representatives of East…

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