Partners and collaborators

They make all the difference to our work, in success and in enjoyment.


UBC logo coat of armsThe University of British Columbia’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries hosts most of Project Seahorse’s international team. Director and co-founder Prof. Amanda Vincent is a member of UBC faculty.

ZSL logo let's work for wildlifeThe Zoological Society of London hosts Project Seahorse’s UK team. Dr. Heather Koldewey, Project Seahorse’s co-founder and Field Conservation Manager, is also Senior Technical Advisor at ZSL.


Guylian logo the world favourite Belgian ChocolatesOur third partner is Guylian Chocolates Belgium, with which we have had a splendid relationship since 1998. Guylian’s commitment to product excellence, corporate social responsibility and sustainability is truly impressive and we greatly value this collaboration. As a global company with roots in a family business, Guylian is a wonderful match for Project Seahorse in size, scope, ethos and commitment to the ocean.

We take pride in sharing credit for Project Seahorse successes with Guylian. The Project Seahorse / Guylian partnership dates from 1998 and has embraced many elements and activities. Guylian has been marvelously generous in donating approximately 100,000 euros in unrestricted funds every year. Those contributions have underpinned virtually all of the Project Seahorse work for the past two decades, allowing us to mobilise funds to meet commitments, grasp opportunities and fill gaps as they occur. In addition, the Project Seahorse / Guylian partnership has led to many joint outreach initiatives from photographic, video and story competitions to messaging on packages and at display booths. We have also greatly appreciated guidance from Guylian leadership on communications and organizational development… and other forms of in-kind support and advice.

Guylian is a wonderful match for Project Seahorse in size, scope, ethos and commitment to the ocean.


We work extensively with like-minded organizations, institutions and agencies. These are some of the academic, NGO and government groups with whom we have close relationships and have achieved conservation gains.

Bay of Bengal Program Inter-Governmental Organization (BOBP-IGO), India
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Philippines
Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas (CICIMAR) del Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
Department of Fisheries, Thailand
Escuela Nacional de Ingeniería Pesquera, Mexico
Gitg’at and Huu-ay-aht First Nations, B.C., Canada
Haribon Foundation, Philippines
Hong Kong Chinese Medicine Merchants Association
iNaturalist, USA
International Fund for Animal Welfare
International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
IUCN Species Survival Commission taxon Specialist Groups
John G. Shedd Aquarium, USA
KAMADA, Philippines
Research Institute for Marine Fisheries, Viet Nam
Ornamental Fish International
Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association
Wildlife Conservation Society