About Thresher Shark Champion

Thresher Shark Conservation Champion is a youth development program to support conservation efforts in the coastal area of Alor. 20 Alor youths will be chosen through an open selection process between the age of 18-25 years old. These youths came from all around Alor archipelago, East Nusa Tenggara, and will receive training on leadership, communication, and knowledge on marine conservation.

Since 2018, Thresher Shark Indonesia participates in the Thresher Shark conservation effort in Alor. However, the efforts of marine conservation cannot be done by itself. There is a need for collaboration with every part of the community, especially the active involvement of young people.

Therefore, in the year 2020 Thresher Shark Indonesia calls upon the youths of Alor through Thresher Shark Conservation Champion, manifesting the future of Alor’s marine ecosystem.

The Thresher Shark Conservation Champion program is supported by the Australian Government through the Alumni Grant Scheme administered by Australia Awards in Indonesia, East-West Center, Sustainable Ocean Alliance – Ocean Solution Microgrant, and Shark Conservation Fund. This program will start in January and Champions will be inaugurated in March of 2021. After the completion of program, Champions expected to lead efforts on conservation project through the small grant provided by the Thresher Shark Champion Program

Mentors will work alongside Champions to ensure that they could optimize the chance of learning, and achieve effective project outcomes.

Would you like to see change and be a part of the transformation of Alor’s environment?

Stories

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…

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…

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…

Mentor & Champion

Mentor

Bobby Dwi Kusuma Mentor Thresher Shark Champion

Geanisa Vianda Putri Mentor Thresher Shark Champion

Dea Hasna Isadora Mentor Thresher Shark Champion

Putra Malik Akbar Mentor Thresher Shark Champion

Champion

Udin Abue Alor Barat Laut

Hilarius Kamaleng Alor Barat Daya

Kamarudin Lelang Alor Barat Laut

Ayub Laan Bain Teluk Mutiara, Kalabahi

Sri Wulandari Teibang Ampera, Alor Barat Laut

Muthia Prasong Teluk Mutiara

Lekison Padafani Alor Tengah Utara

Najamudin Usman Lewalu, Alor Barat Laut

Krisnasari Laapuling Tanjung Sembilan

Jamaludin B. Demang Alila Timur

Yemima Henderina Maalo Teluk Mutiara, Kalabahi

Arif Agung B. Sanga Kikilai

Amri Bali Ampera, Alor Barat Laut

Rayitno A. L. Koi Teluk Mutiara, Kalabahi

Fransista Yulinda Ahalfani Kelapa Lima

Irwan Langko Kokar

Endang Syaban Lewalu, Alor Barat Laut

Markus A. Beri Pantar

Yodhikson M. Bang Teluk Mutiara, Kalabahi

Cornelis Banabera Wolatang, Kalabahi