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

  Kerrie investigated key life history parameters and the ecology of exploited seahorses to assess the viability of the populations in the Philippines. She completed her Phd with Project...

 

From the blog

"Marine reserves are an important part of the marine conservation toolbox, but they're one tool among many."
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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.

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.