Project Seahorse is a marine conservation group dedicated to securing a world where marine ecosystems are healthy and well-managed.
We begin with cutting-edge research and turn our findings into highly effective conservation action, in collaboration with governments, local communities, and other stakeholders. As the IUCN global authority on seahorses and their relatives, we work to protect seahorses, and through seahorses, we support marine conservation more broadly.
Founded in 1996 by Dr. Amanda Vincent and Dr. Heather Koldewey, we have received many international awards and honours, including the Rolex Award for Enterprise, Whitley Award in Animal Conservation, and the Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation.
Our home institutions are The University of British Columbia’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries and the Zoological Society of London. Guylian Belgian Chocolate and John G. Shedd Aquarium are our major partners.
An interdisciplinary approach
Project Seahorse finds marine conservation solutions by understanding interdependencies between marine life and human communities. Concentric pressures bear down on individual animals, making an “onion world” in which each layer affects the others. Biological seahorse research is at the centre and we progress outward from there through marine populations, ecosystems, fishing co