Reef life

REEF LIFE   Published on Gili Life Connections and Relations in the Coral Reef Coral reefs are some of the most diverse and productive ecosystems in the world, supporting an

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A data trove to support a hoped-for shark sanctuary in Indonesia

The sun is rising behind Mount Rinjani as a group of divers boards a boat to Shark Point, a spot popular among sea turtles and reef sharks on the north side of this small island in the Gili Matra marine preserve. They are going on a survey dive to record sightings of the sea creatures, with the hope this data will support the effort to establish Indonesia’s first shark sanctuary — a fully protected marine area where all commercial fishing, possession and trade of shark species and their products are prohibited.

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Saving Sharks – Shark conservation in Indonesia

SAVING SHARKS Shark conservation in Indonesia A new type of marine protected area is spreading around the globe: sharks sanctuaries. Created with the aim to protect the shark population from

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Sharks Species –  Record-holder underwater creatures

  Probably one the ocean most famous animals, sharks are a very diverse group of fish. There are hundreds of shark species, many of which are record-holders for being the

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The new life of glass in the Gilis –  La nouvelle vie du verre aux Gilis

  Isabelle took a break from volunteering on environmental projects in Indonesia and she ended up in Gili T. creating a workshop of recycling glass bottles that converts them into

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Coral Reef – Cradle of Biodiversity

CORALS CRADLE OF BIODIVERSITY & REEF BUILDERS Published on Gili Life The Gili islands’ unique appeal is greatly due to the incredible biodiversity that thrives in its transparent waters. The

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Il Biorock Project ovvero L’ancora di salvezza del mito tropicale

L’idea di usare l’elettricità per rigenerare la vita sott’acqua ha un che di visionario e apocalittico allo stesso tempo, tanto da poter sembrare un’astrazione degna di Jules Verne. Tuttavia, questo

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Delphine Robbe: Taking it personally

Behind every successful project there is a successful manager and a successful team, but when community work is involved, then the networking and personal commitment of the project’s beneficiaries are

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Bringing the reef back to life

Imagine diving off one of the beautiful shores of the Gili islands in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, and finding yourself facing fishermen equipped with dynamite and destroying the coral reef.

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