Seahorses, from community support to global policy change

MY Darwin Initiative grant, for Conservation biology of
seahorses and pipefishes (1994-1996), has made a global
conservation impact. Darwin funding allowed me to launch
conservation field-work with colleagues in Vietnam and the
Philippines. In collaboration with communities, we looked at the
biology of seahorses and pipefishes, the ecological and
socioeconomic importance of their exploitation, and our
management and conservation options. We also developed the
guiding vision for the Project Seahorse team that emerged from
this Darwin project: a world in which marine ecosystems are
healthy and well-managed.

A.C.J. Vincent (2006) Darwin News (Newsletter of the UK Darwin Initiative) 7:2.