Amanda Vincent

1998 Laureate, Environment
Canada, Born 1960

Project Goal

Trigger action to save the marine environment

Location: The Philippines

"Seahorses are symptomatic of the global fishery decline. It’s all about marine conservation, and we have found a wonderful emblem animal to use as a means to move forward."

Canadian Amanda Vincent is the world’s principal authority on one of the ocean’s most enchanting inhabitants — the seahorse. From her initial fascination with this exotic animal and its highly unusual breeding cycle, Amanda has become a key figure in global action to save the wider marine environment.


percentage of the world's seahorse catch used in traditional medicines sold in Taiwan and China

25 million

seahorses that are traded among 80 countries each year


number of seahorse species in the world


professional team members and village staff on Project Seahorse

Other 1998 Laureates