Guiding the Philippines as it suddenly lurches towards implementing CITES for Vulnerable seahorses

Helping the Philippines Implement CITES for Vulnerable Seahorses

2015 - 2016
Species protected
Hedgehog Seahorse Hippocampus spinosissimus
Great Seahorse Hippocampus kelloggi
Tiger Tail Seahorse Hippocampus comes

Project objectives

The project has two stated outcomes: The Philippines is equipped with the tools, capacity and expert advice needed to make exploitation and exports of seahorses sustainable under new national fisheries laws.

The Philippines CITES Management and Scientific Authorities for marine species understand their roles in implementing CITES and are prepared to embark on them for seahorses and other Appendix II listed marine species.

This project is implemented by The University of British Columbia (Project Seahorse).