Project Seahorse work leads to huge international change, as Thailand announces it is suspending seahorse exports

Project Seahorse*, a marine conservation research unit based at The University of British Columbia’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, is applauding Thailand’s decision to end seahorse exports until it can trade in a sustainable manner, without damaging their wild populations. We spoke to Dr. Amanda Vincent, Director, Project Seahorse and Professor, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries about the decision.

Revision of genus Hippocampus published

Project Seahorse recently published a revision of the seahorses, genus Hippocampus, in support of conservation and management of these vulnerable marine fishes:  
Sara A. Lourie, Riley A. Pollom & Sarah J. Foster (2016) A global revision of the seahorses Hippocampus Rafinesque 1810 (Actinopterygii: Syngnathiformes): Taxonomy and biogeography with recommendations for further research. Zootaxa 4146 (1): 001–066.

Dr. Amanda Vincent named finalist for Indianapolis Prize for Animal Conservation

Dr. Amanda Vincent named finalist for Indianapolis Prize for Animal Conservation

INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Prize officials announced today the six Finalists for the world’s leading award for animal conservation. In recognition of her successes in the conservation of at-risk species, Dr. Amanda Vincent joins fellow Finalists Dr. Joel Berger, Dr. Dee Boersma, Dr. Rodney Jackson, Dr. Carl Jones and Dr. Carl Safina.

Season's Greetings from all of us at Project Seahorse

All of us at Project Seahorse wish you the very best for this holiday season.  Thank you for your continued support and engagement in our efforts to save seahorses and the shallow seas. Together let's create many more reasons for ocean optimism in 2016! 

In honour of Denise Nielsen Tackett's memory - Denise's pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus denise). Photo by Els van den Borre/Guylian SOTW.  

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