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Major sustaining sponsor

Guylian ChocolatesWe are particularly grateful to Guylian Chocolates, our major sustaining sponsor. Guylian supports Project Seahorse research and marine conservation projects around the world.


UBCThe University of British Columbia provides the home for much of Project Seahorse international team. Director Amanda Vincent holds the Canada Research Chair in Marine Conservation at the University's Fisheries Centre, a unit of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The UBC Fisheries Centre’s work includes conserving aquatic life, rebuilding fisheries, restoring ecosystems and researching the options.

ZSLThe Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is another key base for Project Seahorse. Project Seahorse's Associate Director Dr. Heather Koldewey is the Programme Manager for ZSL's, International Marine and Freshwater Conservation Programmes. ZSL's mission is to achieve and promote the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.

Shedd Chicago's The John G. Shedd Aquarium is a vital partner in Project Seahorse, and a most generous donor to our joint conservation work. Its expertise in public education and engagement, animal husbandary, and organizational management all contribute to our marine conservation work. Shedd's mission is to promote the enjoyment, appreciation and conservation of aquatic life and environments through education, exhibits and research.


The University of Kalmar, Sweden, hosts PhD student Nishan Perera.

McGill University, Canada, hosts Research Associate Dr. Sara Lourie.

Imperial College London hosts PhD student Nick Hill with the Institute of Zoology, ZSL.

Grupo de Investigacao Pesqueria (Coastal Fisheries Research Group), University of the Algarve, Portugal, hosts PhD student Miguel Correia and assists PhD student Iain Caldwell with their research on seahorses in the Ria Formosa.

We also have formal collaborations with the Coastal Conservation and Education Foundation Inc. (CCEF), Philippines; Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong; Hong Kong University; Institute for Nature and Biodiversity Conservation/Ria Formosa Natural Park, Portugal.


* funds were granted to our in-country partners
† in kind donations

Aquarium du Quebec, Canada
Balliol College Conservation Fund, University of Oxford, UK
Betty and Gordon Moore Foundation, USA
BBC Wildlife Fund, UK
British Airways Communities and Conservation, UK†
British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund, Canada
Caltex Corporation*
Canada Foundation for Innovation, Canada
Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives (CIDA), Canada*
Canon National Parks Scholars Program, USA
Chevron Philippines Inc., Philippines*
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
Coastal Resource Management Project (USAID), USA*
Columbus Zoo Conservation Fund, USA
Community Fund (formerly National Lottery Charities Board), UK
Conservation Food and Health Foundation, USA*
Conservation International, USA
Craig and Gisele Barto Family Foundation 
Dallas Zoo and Aquarium, USA
Darwin Initiative, Department of the Environment, UK
Dr. Scholl Foundation, USA
EcoCanada, Canada
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UK
EJLB Foundation, Canada
Environmental Careers Organization of Canada, Canada
Eques Art†
European Union of Aquarium Curators (EUAC), EU
Fisheries for Improved Sustainable Harvest (FISH), USAID, Philippines*
Fisher Scientific Fund, UBC, Canada
Foundation for the Philippines Environment, Philippines*
Geraldine Harmsworth/Grosvenor Trust, UK
Glaxo Wellcome plc Appeals Fund
Government of Switzerland
Grand Prix International pour l'Environment Marin
Guinness World Records, UK†
Guylian Chocolates, Belgium
Hidroespaço, Portugal
International Development and Research Centre (IDRC), Canada
IODE, Canada

Jason and Melanie Sweidan

Jerrel and Janice Barto Family Foundation 
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, USA
John G. Shedd Aquarium, USA

Laguntza Foundation (MacGrath)
Langar Foundation, Canada

Maurice Laing Foundation, UK
Mountain Equipment Coop, Canada
National Geographic Society, USA
Natural Environment Research Council, UK
National Science Foundation, USA
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Canada
New England Biolabs Foundation, UK
Ocean Charitable Trust, New Zealand
Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong SAR, China
Oceanário de Lisboa, Portugal
People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES), UK
Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation, USA
PFK Family Foundation, USA
Philippines Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation, Philippines*
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, USA
Project AWARE Foundation, Asia Pacific
Rolex Award for Enterprise, Switzerland
Ron Steven of Rogest†
Rufford Foundation, UK.
Seacology, USA*
SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, USA
Swire Award (Whitley Awards Scheme, RGS), UK
Taiwan Council of Agriculture, Forestry Bureau, Taiwan
The University of British Columbia, Canada †
The William Dawson fund, Canada
Toronto Zoo, Canada
Toshiba Computers, Canada†
Tropical Marine Centre, UK†
University of Kalmar Scholarship, Sweden
Wallace Global Fund, USA
Whole Foods, Canada
Whitley Animal Preservation Trust, UK
Whitley Fund for Nature, UK
Whitley Laing Foundation, UK
WildInvest - Fauna and Flora International
World Wildlife Fund (TRAFFIC)
Yves Rocher Foundation
Zoological Society of London (ZSL), UK†
ZSL Field Conservation Fund, UK


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