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Changes in the international trade in live seahorses (Hippocampus spp.) after their listing on CITES Appendix II

In this new Fisheries Centre Research Report (FCRR), Project Seahorse team members, with members of the IUCN SSC Seahorse, Pipefish and Seadragon Specialist Group investigated the international live trade in seahorses by species, countries of origin, whether specimens were wild sourced or cultured, destinations, volumes, and their changes over time. We did this by undertaking … Read more Changes in the international trade in live seahorses (Hippocampus spp.) after their listing on CITES Appendix II

Identifying national conservation status, legislation and priorities for syngnathid fishes globally

Conservation assessments are central to determining the extinction risk of species. They help drive effective management plans and regulations to protect threatened species. The IUCN Red List has led the way in assessing over 120,000 species worldwide. Given that conservation of threatened species is the legal purview of national governments around the world, it is … Read more Identifying national conservation status, legislation and priorities for syngnathid fishes globally

The limitations of bans when conserving species that are incidentally caught : a case study of India’s seahorses

Bans on exploitation and trade are increasingly being used in wildlife conservation. However, their effects on small, incidentally caught marine fishes are rarely examined. For my thesis, I evaluate the impact of one such paired ban in India, across different spatial scales, on the conservation of seahorse species and on the fishers who depend on … Read more The limitations of bans when conserving species that are incidentally caught : a case study of India’s seahorses

Accounting for the other 95% : conservation and assessment of data limited marine invertebrates in the Central Philippines

Intense human pressures require that conservation be nimble and action-oriented even in the face of significant data limitations. In the ocean, invertebrates comprise over 95% of animal biodiversity and are a major component of fisheries catch. Yet, exceedingly little effort is dedicated to supporting conservation of these taxa. The goal of this thesis is to … Read more Accounting for the other 95% : conservation and assessment of data limited marine invertebrates in the Central Philippines

Global extinction risk for seahorses, pipefishes and their near relatives (Syngnathiformes)

Few marine taxa have been comprehensively assessed for their conservation status, despite heavy pressures from fishing, habitat degradation and climate change. Here we report on the first global assessment of extinction risk for 300 species of syngnathiform fishes known as of 2017, using the IUCN Red List criteria. This order of bony teleosts is dominated … Read more Global extinction risk for seahorses, pipefishes and their near relatives (Syngnathiformes)