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

"A humpback leapt completely out of the water less than 100m away, sending our jaws to the floor of the boat."
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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.

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.