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Searching for clues in the catch and trade of seahorses in Viet Nam

This story begins in 1995 with Amanda Vincent and Marivic Pajaro uncovering a global seahorse trade of more than 15 million animals per year. Until then Viet Nam was reportedly a supplier of dried seahorses but little was known about the nature or magnitude of the trade, not to mention the status of the seven species of seahorses found along the shores of Viet Nam.… Read more

Big ideas in Bengaluru

I was excited to be the opening keynote speaker at the Student Conference on Conservation Science in Bengaluru/Bangalore. Hundreds of aspiring conservationists from South Asia and a few from farther afield gather each year to share professional hopes and nurture ambitious dreams. … Read more

When there’s light …

Today we had a chat with hope. We were at a dry and somewhat desolate landing beach up the coast from Tuticorin when along came a conservation hero. I didn’t see anything particularly meaningful at first. Pairs of people – man and woman, old and young, adult and child – grabbed meagre shelter from the …

Far too much miscellany

By Amanda Vincent I’m not sure whether to be enthralled or appalled by the trawl fisheries of southern India. Probably both. I’ve spent the past week hanging about fishing communities of Tamil Nadu, guided by our wonderful Indian PhD student, Tanvi Vaidyanathan. It’s been a considerable education, even for somebody used to Asian fisheries. I’ve been …

Celebrating 20 years of advancing marine conservation

We are delighted to share our retrospective on Project Seahorse’s advances in marine conservation. For 20 years we have proudly integrated research and management, from community to global scales, to make a difference for seahorses and the seas. We look forward to many more years of effecting gains for ocean conservation, together with your support …

Dr. Amanda Vincent named to IUCN Species Survival Commission Steering Committee

Dr. Amanda Vincent, Professor and Director of Project Seahorse, in UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, has been appointed to the Steering Committee of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SSC). She will serve as the Committee’s global marine expert, and will also Chair its Marine Conservation Subcommittee. The …

Fantastical Fishes: Seahorses, Pipefishes and Seadragons into the Future

SyngBIO 2017, the third meeting of researchers and other professionals working to understand the unique biology and conservation of Syngnathid fishes (seahorses, pipefishes, pipehorses, and seadragons) will be held May 14-19, 2017 in Tampa, Florida (USA) (hosted by The University of Tampa and co-hosted by Project Seahorse). Find out more and also register here “Fantastical …

Reliving the joys of CITES

My mind keeps dancing back to ten momentous days in September/October last year, when the world came together in Johannesburg, South Africa to figure out how best to look after trade in endangered species.  So much got done and so much remains to be done.  The conference in Johannesburg was really all about helping guide the 182 countries that are members of CITES  to take active measures for conservation.  Sarah Foster  and I were part of the powerful IUCN  delegation, providing the technical information that might influence countries’ decisions.… Read more