GILI ECO TRUST

Striving to create sustainable islands and a better environment for all.

WHAT WE DO

BIOROCKS

Biorock technology is a novel technique to create artificial coral reefs, which helps us restore the coral reefs around the Gili Islands.

ECO TOURISM

We offer a whole range of ecotourism information and tours. When you drop by, you can help the island even if you’re here for only a short visit.

WASTE MANAGEMENT

Gili Eco Trust manages the waste collection and recycling on Gili Trawangan. 

ANIMAL WELFARE

We love all animals on and around the Gili Islands. We help to protect the turtle population and continue to support projects such as Cats of Gili and the Horses of Gili vet clinics. 

PROJECTS WE SUPPORT

There are many projects across the Gili Islands that we are pleased to be able to support. We do not have the resources to manage everything ourselves so we are happy to support individuals who do their bit to make the islands better for all.

CATS OF GILI

Caring for the welfare of cats on the islands through free volunteer vet clinics and a TNR programme to help manage the population of stray cats. Also providing food for stray cats during times of crisis.

HORSES OF GILI VET CLINIC

Caring for the welfare of horses on the Gili Islands through education and free volunteer vet clinics throughout the year.

SUPARMAN'S TREEVOLUTION

We’ve been proud partners of Pak Suparman and his Treevolution campaign for 2 years now. The main mission: to regreen Gili. Ever since the island became a tourist hotspot around two decades ago, the island has been sold off to developers, and slowly but surely all the tres have been cut down to make room for high rise, concrete-filled hotels.

INITIATIVES

FRIDAY BEACH CLEAN UPS

If you’re heading to Gili T over the weekend you can join our weekly community beach clean, where locals, divers and holiday makers get together to clean up the beaches to enjoy a plastic free paradise (and a free Bintang!)

GILI STRONG TRIATHLON

The annual Race-for-Waste where ametuer, wannabe and serious athletes get together to compete in our triathlon fundraiser. Will you be a part of the swim-bike-run race around Gili Trawangan or one of the many loud spectators of this yearly event.

REFILL YOUR BOTTLE

We have established a network of more than 100 safe water refill stations to reduce the need for single-use plastic water bottles. Download the app on your way to the island, and choose the closest place to refill your water for free or cheaper than buying plastic and contributing to the waste.

LATEST POSTS

World Oceans Day Gili 2020

World Oceans Day Gili 2020

Gili Trawangan has been stuck inside an island lockdown for almost 3 months now. No one allowed to enter and if you leave, you cannot return. After the initial few weeks, these strict measures meant that if islanders are sensible and social distancing, we can kind of...

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Caring for our islands to make them better for all.

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When visitors come to the island they see the challenges we face on Gili Trawangan in trying to protect the ecology of our landscape. We won’t lie, it is really hard work and we have a long way to go, but by getting involved and helping to spread the word, we can make a difference together.

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