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Preservation of seahorses in nature


Seahorses are endangered all over the world!
Support them with a donation.
photo Project Seahorse
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Project Seahorse is an international movement including biologists, specialists, and professionals whose main aim is the preservation of seahorses in the world while respecting human needs. They put into effect structures for fishing limitation and propose alternative activities for local populations feeding needs. They mainly work in the following countries: Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Philippine, Portugal, U.K, and the USA. Project Seahorse intends to develop its activities in South Africa, and Vietnam, and is in close relations with other countries.
An international and agreed upon Convention CITES was created aiming at seahorses preservation.
One has to remember that seahorses are fished by tons for their supposed medical virtues in Asiatic medicine. Besides, some populations or tourists eat them raw out of exotic taste. Dried seahorses are sold as trinkets. It is time to stop all that!!!

Fish tanks amateurs are affected and penalised by excessive commercial practises, and it is nowadays hard to find seahorses to buy. We are at present few private breeders in the world. In some countries importing seahorses is controlled, and forbidden. In Switzerland the importation from distant countries is now forbidden. In France seahorses require a legal certificate allowing to breed exotic animals. In Australia preserving seahorses is ensured on a large scale, and only qualified breeders may keep seahorses. Exporting them requires an official authorisation. In the future, similar measures will be taken in all the countries.
Help them to achieve the purpose of preserving the seahorses in Nature by supporting financially the Project.

photo dead seahorses
You may as well encourage other activities, as :

photo The Seahorse Trust
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This is a British Foundation responsible for the nature, the marine environment and for seahorses conservation in the British Isles in Ireland and worldwide. It was founded in collaboration with many organisations and people from all over the world.



photo Seepferdchen-Förderverein
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This German Association deals with the preservation and keeping in fish tanks of seahorses like the Brazilian big seahorse, research activities, and public exhibitions so as information about lifestyle of seahorses.



Other Seahorses Projects

Seahorse.org
Save our Seahorses
Voile de Neptune
Dorset Wildlife Trust



Thank you for supporting the above mentioned Associations and the seahorses.



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