Donor Spotlight

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

Make a Difference

$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

Iain joined the Project to explore questions regarding seahorse movement and spatial use. Iain completed an MSc through Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia) on turtle navigation and orientation, and...

 

From the blog

"Once upon a time in China there was a fisher. While fishing one day he saw a shiny body drifting in the sea..."
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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.

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.