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Project Seahorse leads efforts to improve regulation of international seahorse trade in Asia

As a marine conservation biologist, I am always looking for ways to protect the ocean’s many species, especially seahorses. That’s why I was so excited to lead a recent workshop that brought together government representatives and experts from eight different countries in Asia to discuss seahorse conservation. We worked to improve global export/import controls for seahorses, with a focus on the Asian region.… Read more

World’s governments agree to take action to improve sustainability & legality of vast trade in dried seahorse

Panama City, November 21, 2022 The 184 Parties (member governments) to the Convention in International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) agreed to a set of time-bound actions – called Decisions – aimed at improving CITES implementation for the international trade in dried seahorses. Project Seahorse research and consultations underpinned the actions agreed by the CITES … … Read more

Yet more pioneering work on wildlife trade

As persistent pioneers on export regulations for marine fishes, Project Seahorse will again be active and influential at November’s global meeting of the 183 countries that are members of CITES (The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). We have long served as the technical advisors to CITES on all …

2021 World Ocean Day – Dr. Sarah Foster

Dr. Sarah Foster has spent her career using science to help craft policy that protects marine life. Currently the program manager for the marine conservation organization Project Seahorse, Foster was instrumental in getting seahorses listed on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) Appendix II, a list of species threatened by international trade. …

CITES can – and should – improve its remedial process for countries that tolerate unsustainable trade

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) needs to improve how it deals with member countries that do not meet their commitment to sustainable trade, according to a study from the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries (IOF). On paper, CITES has teeth. Unlike many other big, international …