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March 2011

Donation by The James Gibson Charitable Trust

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We have kindly been donated £5,000 by the James Gibson Charitable Trust which I would like to offer my sincere thanks for from myself and on behalf of our trustees and patrons. Without kind donations such as this we would not be able to do the work that we do in protecting and researching seahorses. If you feel you can add towards this kind donation please let us know and dont forget that from the 18th of April for a week we are E-bays charity of the week so spread the word and get everyone yo know to nominate us as their charity on Ebay.
Many thanks to all at the James Gibson Charitable Trust for their kindness.

Article in Aprils to BBC Wildlife Magazine

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Trust patron Mark Carwardine has kindly done an article in Aprils edition of BBC Wildlife magazine about the plight of Seahorses; especially at Studland Bay in Dorset where he quite rightly says the simple solution to the problem is putting in Eco-moorings. By doing this it means that the boats do not anchor in the seagrass and in turn do not destory this very fragile habitat which is home to our most enigmatic species of Seahorse.

The site is under ever increasing pressure despite both British species of Seahorse being protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act in 2008. This protection means it is illegal to destroy the seahorses place of shelter; yet despite this protection hundreds of boats still anchor into the seagrass every day during the summer.

The seahorses were protected due to the hard work of hundreds of volunteers gathering data for the trust which we then collated and presented to the authorities. It took six years to get the protection put into place and now the hard work has started to get this protection implemented.

Many thanks to Mark and all our patrons and trustees for their hard work.

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E-bay charity of the week

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The Seahorse Trust has been nominated as charity of the week on E-bay in the week starting the 18th of April. You can help to raise funds for the trust by nominating us as your charity if you are buying or selling on E-bay.
We are already an E-bay charity and so you can donate to us whilst buying or selling at anytime but it is a great honour to be nominated as their charity for the week.
Please encourage all your friends and familly that use E-bay to donate to us in the week starting the 18th of April the more they buy and sell the more we can raise. At the checkout nominate us as your charity for your donation.
The more we raise the more we can do in saving and studying Seahorses.