Conservation Toolkits For Priority Areas


Saving seahorses and other syngnathids is what the IUCN Seahorse, Pipefish and Seadragon Specialist Group is all about.  We have developed these conservation toolkits for those who wish to inspire and mobilise people and organizations to take action for seahorses and their many habitats.

The toolkits offer information about the value and importance of priority areas and the seahorses and their relatives that live there. They also offer opportunities to harness the power of ‘citizen scientists’ — anyone, anywhere in the world who sees a seahorse in the wild — while engaging people to take action to protect local wildlife and habitats. Together we can improve the fate of seahorses and their habitats while engaging more people in ocean conservation.

The toolkits and supporting materials are living documents (continually updated) so please check back regularly for new versions of current toolkits and for new toolkits, and contact us at with any suggestions for improvement.  We would love to hear from you.

Banner image of longtail seamoth (Pegasus volitans) by Richard Smith/