The Philippines is home to many wonderful marine creatures, including 10 species of seahorse. We want to ensure that seahorse populations flourish - in the Philippines and around the world. We are supporting the Philippines to meet its international trade obligations* so that its seahorse exports will not damage wild populations.

Learn more about these quirky, magical creatures and what you can do to help them!


*Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). To learn more about CITES for seahorses visit our toolkit here

(Note that this is a living document and will be updated occasionally)


Learn more about seahorses in the Philippines

Seahorses drying in Masbate, Philippines. Photo by M. Arias / ZSL-Philippines

Seahorses drying in Masbate, Philippines. Photo by M. Arias / ZSL-Philippines


Key scientific papers about seahorses in Philippines

Life history and ecology

Fisheries and trade

Management and conservation


Project Team

This Project was carried out by Project Seahorse, acting as the IUCN SSC Seahorse, Pipefish and Seadragon Specialist Group, in partnership with the Zoological Society of London-Philippines.

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Banner image: Thorny seahorse (H. histrix). Photo by Gino Symus / Guylian Seahorses of the World