Donor Spotlight

Guylian is Project Seahorse's major sponsor and a supporter of our programs around the world.

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$20 could help to purchase equipment for seahorse and habitat research

$500 could train local community members to protect marine species in their local areas, improving food security.

$5000 could construct a guardhouse for a fishing community to protect a marine reserve from illegal fishing.

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Alumni Spotlight

"Volunteering with Project Seahorse must be the best thing I’ve ever done in a wetsuit."

 

From the blog

"China’s marine fisheries have reached a tipping point, with overfishing & habitat destruction becoming urgent problems."
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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.

Species Spotlight

H. erectus develops elaborate skin fronds and has variable forms and may represent more than one species. Conservation...
Australian populations of H. whitei are protected under the Australian Wildlife Protection Act.   Life history...
  Mexican populations of H.reidi are listed as species subject to special protection.     Life history...
H. jayakari is listed as Data Deficient by IUCN.  It is found in the Middle East - Red sea and Arabia.
This large seahorse (30cm) is typically found at 1–20 m depths, among gorgonians or black coral.