seahorseSupport from the Conservation and Research Foundation helped to catalyze urgently needed action by Project Seahorse for conservation of seahorses in Thailand. Thailand’s trade in three species of seahorse was designated as “Urgent Concern” during a CITES Review of Significant Trade (CITES = The Convention in International Trade in Endangered Species in Wild Fauna and Flora). As a result, the CITES Animal’s Committee made research and action recommendations to Thailand’s CITES Authorities, along with deadlines for their implementation. Project Seahorse’s work has helped initiate recommended research and conservation efforts.

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