Seahorses are in trouble. In the past twenty years their populations has declined. They are threatened by overfishing, pollution and climate change. In Handumon in the Philippines, villagers and conservationists have joined to protect the seahorse and the coral reefs where they live. Amanda Vincent and Heather Koldewey, founders of Project Seahorse, work with Filipino colleagues and local fishers like “Digoy” Paden to protect seahorses and the livelihood of local fishing families. Through their efforts the Handumon Marine Protected Area is now a model “underwater park” where marine life is safe from fishing.
Pamela gives an overview of the book:
Growing up in Riverside, California, Pamela Turner was always surrounded by pets, books, and drawing paper. Her first ambition was to write and illustrate children’s books—about animals, of course.
Pamela spent her junior year in college as an...