Giti’s Shark Tracking Project with Conservation International Includes World’s Largest Fish

Giti’s Shark Tracking Project with Conservation International Includes World’s Largest Fish

03 Dec 2017 CSR / Community
Giti’s Shark Tracking Project with Conservation International Includes World’s Largest Fish

Giti Tire participates in the Conservation International Projects.

Giti Tire is proud to be a longstanding partner of Conservation International (CI), which promotes environmental protection and support measures in Asia and around the world. Part of Giti’s partnership with the organization has including six years of support for the CI’s shark tagging and preservation efforts. Recently, Conservation International has expanded their efforts to expand the technology further, offering the ability to track its tagged fish online in real-time, including the world's largest fish, satellite-tagged in eastern Indonesia. In addition, Giti has its own 4.75 meter shark named after the company, which is showcased and also able to be tracked on CI’s website.

An estimated 70 million sharks are killed each year for shark fin soup and other uses. The depleted shark population spells serious trouble for marine ecosystems that many species, including man, depend on for survival. Giti Tire is proud to join Conservation International in their efforts to protect marine life and other environmental causes through educational and financial support. Through these initiatives, wildlife can be studied and protected in the more efficient and beneficial ways.

Find out more, and track the world’s largest fish and “Giti” shark here.

About Dr. Enki Tan - The Conservationist Tire Salesman

As Chairman of the Giti Tire, one of the world's leading tire manufacturers, Enki Tan jokingly refers to himself as a tire salesman, but his passion is environmental conservation. An inveterate explorer and avid scuba diver, Tan has a deep personal commitment to environmental conservation, so when he was tapped to join the board of Conservation International in 2004, he leapt at the chance. "I find CI's approach to be very innovative and very appropriate for today's environment," he said. CI's dedication to sound science appealed to his empirical business sensibilities, and the organization's emphasis on human welfare and partnership appealed to his pragmatic side. "These issues are very complex and involve multiple parties. And the human welfare aspect always needs to be taken care of. Incentive structures need to be spelled out, otherwise the conservation will not be sustainable."

Read more here.

About Giti Tire

Giti Tire Group (headquartered in Singapore) has roots in the tire business going back to 1951. Giti Tire produces a broad range of tire products, serving major original equipment vehicle manufacturers, auto-service outlets, motorsports teams, tire dealers, and consumers in more than 130 countries worldwide. The company has eight production centers in three countries, including a newly opened tire factory in South Carolina, USA. In addition, Giti Tire is strongly committed to supporting community and environmental causes, including its long-standing partnership with Conservation International.

About Conservation International

For nearly 30 years, Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all. They do this through science, policy, and partnerships with countries, communities and companies. CI employs more than 1,000 people and works with more than 2,000 partners in 30 countries. Over the years, CI has helped support 1,200 protected areas and interventions across 77 countries, safeguarding more than 601 million hectares of land, marine and coastal areas.

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