Seahorses are charismatic symbols of marine habitats, but sadly face serious threats. Every year, millions of seahorses are stripped from the sea by trawlers and fishers, while their habitats are polluted and destroyed. Find out more about seahorses .
Project Seahorse was co-founded by ZSL in 1996 to combat these global threats. By working to protect seahorses and their habitats, we are also working to ensure marine ecosystems are healthy and well-managed.
We produced the world’s first analyses of the damaging effects of harvesting seahorses, and guided a landmark agreement among the 175 CITES nations to regulate international seahorse trade.
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Seahorse Conservation Blog
Photography Expedition: Danajon Bank, Philippines
Research and Publications
Project Seahorse finds marine conservation solutions by understanding the interdependencies between marine life and human communities. We carry out extensive and cutting-edge conservation and seahorse research.
Find out more about seahorses . Project Seahorse depends on the support of our partners and dedicated individuals to carry out its vital work.With your help, we will embark on another wave of conservation ventures to protect marine ecosystems.
First Ever Video of Elusive West African Seahorse
Footage of a little known species of seahorse was released for the first time by researchers from the Zoological Society of London in November 2012.