We are committed to the conservation and sustainable use of the world’s coastal marine ecosystems.

OUR WORK

Luciano Candisani/iLCP

Luciano Candisani/iLCP

Research

Working with governments,
local communities, and other experts, we generate cutting-edge research and turn our findings
into highly effective conservation actions.

Kerrie O'Donnell/Project Seahorse

Kerrie O'Donnell/Project Seahorse

Action

Using seahorses as flagship species, we tackle the most urgent conservation issues of today — from overfishing and destructive fishing practices to the illegal trade in endangered marine animals.  

Guylian Seahorses of the World

Guylian Seahorses of the World

Education

Our interdisciplinary approach to conservation attracts young scientists from all over the world. Since 1996 we've trained over 175 world-class conservationists and counting.    

 

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Flagship species for marine conservation

Seahorses are flagship species for a wide range of marine conservation issues, including overfishing and destructive fishing practices, seafilling, pollution, and much more. Learn about these iconic animals, the threats they face, and how you can help us to protect them. 

 
 

 

FEATURED PROGRAMS

Guylian Seahorses of the World

Guylian Seahorses of the World

iSeahorse

Have you seen a seahorse in the wild? Join our pioneering citizen science project and contribute to seahorse science and conservation today.

Eulalio Guib/Project Seahorse

Eulalio Guib/Project Seahorse

Sustainable Fisheries

Project Seahorse works with governments, industry, and small-scale fishers to make fisheries sustainable and improve food security. 

Amanda Vincent/Project Seahorse

Amanda Vincent/Project Seahorse

Trade and Policy

We help to generate and enforce global trade protections under CITES and we work with governments to ensure their trade in marine life is sustainable.

 

 

IN FOCUS

Sarah Foster/Project Seahorse

Sarah Foster/Project Seahorse

 

Let's talk about trawling

Did you know? Trawling is one of the most destructive fishing practices there is. One of the most effective things you can do to help save seahorses — and protect vital marine habitats around the world — is to avoid eating farmed or trawled shrimp. 

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STORIES FROM THE FIELD

Luciano Candisani/iLCP

Luciano Candisani/iLCP

 

Expedition: Danajon Bank

In 2013, a team of marine scientists and wildlife photographers from Project Seahorse and iLCP spent two weeks documenting a rare and threatened double-barrier reef in the Philippines. This is what they saw.

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Banner photo - Winner of the 2016 Seahorses of the World photo competition.  Hedgehog seahorse (Hippocampus spinosissimus) by Luc Eeckhaut/Guylian SOTW