Our Patrons/Ambassadors

Here at The Seahorse Trust we are very lucky to be supported by so many people around the world, none more so, than by our great team of patrons/ambassadors. These incredible people lend their name to the work of the trust and kindly support us through various communications and actions they undertake on our behalf.

We would just like to say a massive thank you to them for their support and actions in helping to conserve and preserve seahorses and the natural world for future generations.

Ellie Harrison

Ellie has been a fantastic supporter of The Seahorse Trust and we have worked with her on a number of programmes, showcasing our work and showing the problems facing Seahorses in the wild. She spent a very cold and windy day filming seahorses with us at Studland Bay in Dorset and supported our bid to make the bay a Marine Conservation Zone, which we achieved in 2019.

She is the main presenter on BBC Countryfile and writes a monthly column for their magazine.

Chris Packham

Chris has been a long-term friend of the trust and is a passionate fighter and advocate for the natural world. He is also a well-known TV presenter and presents so many shows such as Spring, Autumn and Winter Watch for the BBC, and a variety of other programmes about the natural world.

Whether he is studying badgers, promoting Rewilding, or talking about seahorses or his beloved poodles, his passion for anything wild shines out and he is a brilliant ambassador for the natural world

Lord Hugo Swire

Lord Hugo Swire had a distinguished career as Member of Parliament for East Devon and Minister of State in the British government. He is an advocate for protecting the natural world and has helped The Seahorse Trust in its fight against the illegal trade in seahorses.

Introducing us to the UK Public Policy Manager of Facebook he facilitated our achieving the ban of seahorses for sale on their online platform.  Through him we were able to meet the Secretary of State for the Environment to discuss a Marine Conservation Zone at Studland Bay and he also held a debate in the House of Commons on the illegal trade in seahorses and recently asked questions in the House of Lords on our behalf.

Kate Humble

Kate Humble is an old friend of the trust and has pushed through her television articles and programmes for the protection of seahorses here in the UK. Kate presented Spring and Autumn watch and now presents travel programmes and programmes based at her farm in Wales where she teaches traditional farm and rural skills to make the countryside a better place.

She is constantly striving for the protection of the planet and for everyone to lead a greener way of life to protect it for the future.

Mark Carwardine

Mark Carwardine is a zoologist, an environmental activist, an award-winning writer, a TV and radio presenter, a widely published wildlife photographer, a best-selling author, a wildlife tour operator and a magazine columnist and we are very proud to have him as a patron of The Seahorse Trust.

Monty Halls

Monty Halls is a broadcaster, speaker, naturalist, former Royal Marine, marine biologist, travel writer and leadership specialist. His experience covers over two decades of leading teams in some of the most remote environments on earth, presenting wildlife and adventure documentaries, both in the UK and overseas.