From data to action: what happens next

H.comes. Photo by Richard Lauer/Guylian SOTWAs a seahorse trends monitor, you will be making an important contribution to the conservation of seahorses and their habitats! Your data will be entered into the global iSeahorse database  together with data from other monitoring groups around the world.
 
Your data will help researchers to track population status, reveal potential impacts from human activities, and discover new aspects of seahorse biology. This information will be compiled and released to the relevant authorities and influence conservation measures.
 
We encourage you to take direct conservation action, especially if you notice any critical trends such as declining seahorse populations. You can start a petition, contact your local politician or send a note to your local newspaper or broadcaster.
 
In the coming months we will be adding a Taking Action toolkit full of ideas and suggestions, so please stay tuned! In the meantime, click here and also check out the Trends Toolkit to get started.