Gili Eco Trust


Mission Statement

Our mission is to create a sustainable island. We do so by:
- Ensuring that all waste created on Gili T is reduced to minimum levels, managed and separated properly for upcycling projects & to be transported off the island.
- Restoring and protecting our coral reefs and to replenish natural fish populations.
- Promoting ecotourism, educating guests, tourists and the local community in more environmentally sound practises.
-Provide a healthy environment for working animals.
We strive for Gili Trawangan to be a role model that shows applicable strategies for other island or coastal communities across Indonesia to adopt environmentally-sustainable practices.


Based in Gili Trawangan, Gili Eco Trust is a local environmental conservation NGO established in 2000 by a group of dive shops on the Gili islands to eliminate destructive fishing practices around the islands. Since then, Gili Eco Trust has expanded its influence and drives marine reef restoration, waste management, eco-tourism and animal welfare initiatives across Gili Matra (Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air).

Program Details

- Working towards circular waste management on the island
- Coral reef restoration using Biorock Technology
- Rebuilding coral nurseries with Ocean Quest Global
- Weekly island & beach cleanups
- Eco-education: Eco-tours for tourists and sustainability education at the local school
- Fundraising events on the island: charity nights, sporting events, flea markets
- The Eco Rangers project: a taskforce of local residents to patrol the island, educate and enforce proper waste separation practices in businesses and households
- Gradual island-wide ban on single-use plastics
Primary Issue
Secondary Issue
Climate Change
Jalan Ikan Hiu
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