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

"Our greatest challenge, therefore, is to establish a sustainable equilibrium that is equitable for all people."

 

From the blog

"We had an amazing chance to give Parties guidance for eventual success but instead we had to beat around the bush..."
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Effective marine conservation must be complemented by sound policy. As the IUCN Red List Authority on seahorses and their relatives, Project Seahorse works with governments, authorities and international organizations to develop successful conservation policies.

Human activity can threaten the balance between organisms and their environment. Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are an important conservation tool for protecting marine ecosystems from overfishing and habitat loss. Project Seahorse has been leading MPA research and implementation for over a decade.

Seahorses are valuable global commodities that are traded around the world for use in traditional Chinese medicine, aquaria, and for curiosities. Project Seahorse works to promote the sustainable consumption of seahorses.

Working with people who have first-hand knowledge of the ecosystems that sustain them, Project Seahorse works with coastal communities in the Philippines, helping them to manage their marine resource sustainably and ensure food security.

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.