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WCC 2016 Res 023 - Activity Report

General Information
IUCN Constituent: 
Fundación Aula del Mar Mediterráneo
IUCN Constituent type: 
IUCN Member
Period covered: 
Geographic scope: 
Mediterranean Sea
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
IUCN Members: 
Fundación Aula del Mar Mediterráneo / Spain
IUCN Commissions: 
No Commissions are/have been involved
IUCN Secretariat: 
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Education/Communication/Raising awarenessAula del Mar has appointed the seahorse as its flagship species for 2019 and 2020. Seahorse is the most representative species of syngnathids in the Alboran Sea. It has been selected by conservationists and environmental preservation managers because it has a number of charismatic attributes that make it suitable to be a symbol of nature protection, with the aim of attracting the attention of the general public, raising funds and obtaining government support. As a result, not only will funds be raised to protect the flagship species, but also the ecosystem in which it lives and that of many other species; less attractive and appealing to the public. On-going
Scientific/technical activitiesPlan of seahorse captive breeding. In order to obtains specimens for future releases in the wild. On-going
Please report on the result /achievement of the actions taken: 
We have a complete environmental education programme related to seahorses.
We have started to cultivate seahorses in our facilities.
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future ActionDescription
Field activitiesRelease seahorses in the wild.
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