We are particularly grateful to Guylian Chocolates, our major sustaining sponsor. Guylian supports Project Seahorse research and marine conservation projects around the world.
The 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.
The 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.
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
Jason and Melanie Sweidan
Jerrel and Janice Barto Family Foundation
Laguntza Foundation (MacGrath)
Maurice Laing Foundation, UK
and many INDIVIDUAL & ANONYMOUS DONORS