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WCC 2020 Res 095 - Progress Report

General information
IUCN Constituencies implementing this Resolution
IUCN Members: 
Ministère des Relations Extérieures et de la Coopération de Monaco / Monaco
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Species Survival Commission 2021-2025 (SSC)
IUCN Secretariat: 
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
Project Seahorse
Indicate which actions have been carried out to implement this Resolution : 
Convene stakeholders/Networking
Scientific/technical activities
Describe the results/achievements of the actions taken: 
An introductory meeting on this Resolution was organized by the IUCN Secretariat Focal Point with the Commision Focal Point and the Member-assigned Focal Point in June 2021.

Several papers published by the Project Seahorse group on the issues in the Resolution. No update from SSC member leading on this (Dr Vincent) yet. Through IUCN member organisation Project Seahorse and focal point, Dr Amanda Vincent, conservation on seahorses and Syngnathidae has in 2022 evolved to cover several countries for monitoring, continued to work with indigenous groups and local communities on protected area creation in Canada, China and the Philippines. Further work with fisheries advances their work for the protection of these species. In 2022, they have produced 3 new publications: Correia, M. 2022. Monitoring of seahorse populations, in the Ria Formosa lagoon (Portugal), reveals steep fluctuations: potential causes and future mitigations. Proceedings of the Zoological Society 75(2):190-199; and Kalisiak, J., Gray, I., Bruget, R., & Correia, M. 2022. The use of non-invasive sampling to estimate long-term abundance of Hippocampus kuda in the Koh Sdach Archipelago, Cambodia. Cambodian Journal of Natural History 1:47-58; and Rodríguez, J. P., Sucre, B., Mileham, K., Sánchez-Mercado, A., De Andrade, N., Bezeng, S. B., … Vincent, A.C.J. & Y. Xie (2022). Addressing the Biodiversity Paradox: Mismatch between the Co-occurrence of biological diversity and the human, financial and institutional resources to address its decline. Diversity, 14(9): 708. https://doi.org/10.3390/d14090708.
What challenges/obstacles have been encountered in the implementation of this Resolution and how were they overcome : 
Briefly describe what future actions are needed for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Capacity building
Education/Communication/Raising awareness
Policy influencing/advocacy
Scientific/technical activities
Are these actions planned for yet: 
Status of implementation
Status of implementation for this Resolution: 
Initiated: first stages of implementation
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