Conservation

RESEARCH & CONSERVATION

 

Seahorse Facts

EDUCATE YOURSELF

 

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Welcome to The Seahorse Trust

We hope you will be inspired by our site to learn more about and support us in conserving seahorses for generations to come.

We are a small but dedicated and world leading charity for seahorses and the natural world that reaches right around the globe.

We can only achieve what we do by working with others and by working in partnership with nature. By taking this collective approach we can all make a difference. Please take a look through our website and enjoy the work we do, only made possible by our amazing team of volunteers, who are the true backbone of our charity.

We hope you will find the site informative and understand more about the problems facing our natural world, especially seahorses; whether that is the loss of seagrass at Studland or the horrendous curio trade.

Thank you for reading our site and if we can help please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Seahorse Survey Course

TAKE PART IN THIS INNOVATIVE COURSE AND LEARN MORE

The Seahorse Trust works with partners all over the world setting up and helping with seahorse surveys. We have partners, a Seahorse Alliance, in Malta, Spain, France, Italy, Bermuda, Japan, Peru, Brazil, Philippines, Australia and many other countries.

The Seahorse Alliance, working in partnership means that we are able to achieve so much by collecting data and working together all over the world. This enables us to put together our findings and inform the relevant authorities on how to conserve, preserve and understand seahorse species.

In working with others around the world we have come to realise that the techniques of surveying vary quite a lot and so we have put together and designed an international standard method for studying seahorses in the wild.

This course will be taught over 2 days (or 8 sessions) and is classroom based. At the end of it you will be able to understand seahorses and conduct seahorse surveys to provide much needed information on these amazing species.

The design and putting together of this course was kindly funded by the Postcode Lottery Trust and we would like to say a massive thanks to them and the players of the Peoples Postcode lottery for supporting our work.

Have a look on our divers page for the latest dates and venues for the courses, click on the button below.

CLICK HERE

National Seahorse Centre

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT AND DONATE ON OUR GO FUND ME PAGE

We are planning on building The National Seahorse Centre and we need your help, please.

The centre will be a focus for our work and will become the headquarters of The Seahorse Trust. It will allow us to study seahorses, focus students and organisations and researchers into one place through our alliances and it will be a place for the public to come and understand one of nature’s most amazing animals.

To do this though we need to undertake a feasibility study to look at potential funding, partners to work with and where to situate it. We estimate the study will cost about £5,000 to and so we have launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise this.

Please have a look at the link to the left (just click on it to go to the site) and see what we hope to achieve and please pass this link around to all your friends on social media and try to get them to help the seahorses. Thank you

World Seahorse Survey

We need to know about seahorses from all over the world

Understanding seahorses from anywhere in the world is crucial to their protection and conservation, the more we know, the more we can do to protect them.

No matter where you are in the world we need to know about your seahorse sightings and so if yiou can e-mail us on WORLD SEAHORSE SURVEY with any information and/or pictures that would be great.

Alternatively if you could fill out our online survey form (link below) and e-mail us any pictures, we can also add that to the worldwide databases we run.

SEAHORSE SURVEY FORM.

At present we are campaiging to raise funds to design an interactive seahorse survey database and map to allow seahorse lovers to see roughly where seahorses and what species are found around the world.

The database behind this map will be open at various levels for those that need the information, so that it helps in the conservation and future of seahorses from around the world.

Sucba Zoo Film on Seahorses

GALLOPING EXTINCTION: LAST STAND OF THE SEAHORSES

Have a look at this thought provoking film by Scubazoo, it clearly shows how amazing seahorses are and how they are under threat of extinction in Borneo.

Please forward this link to as many social media sites as you can, to show the plight of the seahorses before it is too late. We can still do something about.

The film can be found at Galloping Extinction: Last stand of the Seahorse and what a brilliant film it is as well.

We would also like to thank Save our Seahorses in Dublin and Gillian Marsh TV in Ireland for their kindness in helping out on the film.

British Seahorse Booklet

BUY A COPY OF OUR BRILLIANT NEW INFORMATIVE BOOKLET

TO BUY A COPY EMAIL:  theseahorsetrust@gmail.com

We have just produced a booklet on British Seahorses, so you can learn more about these amazing animals, these ‘Little horses of the sea’. It is full of facts and information about what makes these incredible fish be able to survive in our waters, how they breed, their beautiful daily dance and lots of other information about their unique behaviour and life in our waters.

It is an A5 booklet in full colour and shows how enigmatic and incredible British Seahorses truly are.

To buy a copy please e-mail BRITSH SEAHORSES and order a copy and you can pay through our donate button on this page or by sending a cheque for £4.99 (Including postage and packaging) payable to The Seahorse Trust to the address on our support us page.

100% of the profits goes in aid of The Seahorse Trust which is a registered charity (Number 1086027)