Who are we?
Gili Eco Trust, or Yayasan Ekosistem Gili indah, is an NGO based on Gili Trawangan. It was founded in 2000 to protect the coral reefs around the Gili islands from destructive fishing. In 1999 local fishermen founded the SATGAS to patrol the waters around the three Gili islands. At that time there was a lot of dynamite and cyanide fishing, destroying all the coral and killing the aquatic life inhabiting the reefs. Coral reefs had been left in a disastrous state after the intense El Niño in 1997-1998. The local population reacted and started to organize patrols around the islands in order to eliminate and educate against the bad fishing practices. An agreement was concluded between the fishermen, defining the legal techniques of fishing, limited to certain authorized zones, with the purpose of putting an end to dynamite and cyanide fishing practices.
What is the volunteer job about?
When the ocean is full of rubbish, we can call to action amongst dive shops and organize clean ups of critical areas when reported. Debris Free SUP safari’s to pick up surface litter with tour groups, tourists, and kids action week to clean up the sea and have fun paddleboarding.
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If you have any questions please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please read more on our work on http://www.giliecotrust.com