In her recent Bevan Series lecture, Project Seahorse's Dr. Heather Koldewey argues that, amid all of the doom-and-gloom media coverage, there's reason for optimism about the future of our oceans. And we should take inspiration from that. Watch Heather's talk
Project Seahorse and our partner John G. Shedd Aquarium have launched a free online iSeahorse training course that teaches you how to do long-term monitoring of wild seahorse populations. Full story | Training course
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"China’s marine fisheries have reached a tipping point, with overfishing & habitat destruction becoming urgent problems."
Understanding the taxonomy, distributions and genetic connections among populations of seahorses is vital for conservation assessments and planning. Project Seahorse is a leading authority on seahorse biology and ecology.
Successful marine conservation depends on knowledge about the habitat needs of threatened species. Project Seahorse is undertaking a long-term study on the recovery of degraded coral reef within marine protected areas.
Project Seahorse tracks conservation gains from the multilateral Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), helping to ensure that the global seahorse trade is being regulated.
Project Seahorse promotes fishing practices that consider impacts on marine animals and ecosystems as well as human coastal communities. Finding a balance requires biological and socioeconomic knowledge and integration of research findings with marine management.