Kealan Doyle (Save Our Seahorses) and Neil Garrick Maidment (The Seahorse Trust) have shared a passion and admiration for seahorses for many years and through this passion they have become good friends.It is through this friendship that they became colleagues and formed a partnership between The Seahorse Trust and Save Our Seahorses with the aim of sharing research and ideas, in doing so, enhancing their ability to make a real difference. It was from this partnership that The Seahorse Alliance was formed.
The Seahorse Alliance is a partnership between conservation and environmental groups around the world with the same common goals and aspirations to save seahorses from extinction. It is by combining their efforts that a real, long lasting and effective difference can be made on a world wide scale.
The Seahorse Alliance consists of:
By each organisation utilising their skills and abilities towards the common goal, the Seahorse Alliance plans to make a difference by:
The Seahorse Trust was founded in 1999 by Neil Garrick Maidment as an umbrella organisation to preserve and conserve the natural world, using Seahorses as their flagship species. The Seahorse Trust has researched and studied seahorses from around the world for many years, adding greatly to our knowledge of seahorses. The ethos of the trust is to ‘work in partnership with nature’ and they do this by working in partnership with other conservation and environmental organisations such as Save Our Seahorses, the Sea Life group of aquariums, Marine Conservation Cambodia (MCC), Save Our Seahorses in Malaysia, The National Marine Aquarium in England and many others around the world. “Only by working together can we all make difference, time is running out and unless we do something about it now, it will be too late.” -Neil Garrick Maidment.
Neil Garrick Maidment (Founder / Director)
Neil Garrick Maidment is a naturalist with a passion for the conservation of the natural world and seahorses alike. Neil is a highly experienced naturalist having worked a wide variety of wild species, from Lions, Tigers, Wolves and Elephant to Monkeys and Reptiles and with seahorses for over 3 decades and has closed the life cycle of 22 species of seahorse more than anyone else in the world. He is also highly regarded among many environmental authorities worldwide having consulted with various governments and advises on projects with numerous conservation groups such as Marine Conservation Cambodia (MCC) and was made a Fellow of the British Naturalist Association in 2010 in recognition of his expertise in natural history.
Below is a link to The Seahorse Trust Autumn Newsletter
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