Thresher Shark Project Indonesia was founded in 2018 and initially supported by the Conservation Leadership Programme for Asia Pacific Region.
Their work aims to protect endangered pelagic thresher shark in Alor Island, Indonesia through investigating the critical habitat, socio-economic importance of the species for the community and conservation outreach to local schools. The Tresher Shark Project combines research and community engagement to inform policy decision for local protection of the species.
Pelagic Thresher shark has just risen from ``Vulnerable (VU)`` to ``Endangered (EN)`` from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) red list of threatened species. The Tresher Shark Project Indonesia tries their best to protect this endangered species.