These animals considered as flagship species indicate the health of marine ecosystem.

Flagship species ACRONYMS AREAS COUNTRIES MARINE TERMS DEFINITION A species used as the focus of a broader conservation marketing campaign based on its possession of one or more traits that appeal to the target audience.

* Basically the idea is to raise awareness and funds. Seahorses as flagship species For Mar menor Coastal Lagoon Conservation LOCATION KEYWORDS OUTCOMES/RESULTS mar menor - murcia, spain SeahorSeS fiShermen underwater monitoring Mar menor Coastal Lagoon (Sea Minor), Murcia Region. These animals are considered flagship species and indicate health of the marine ecosystem. Flagship species: * It is a concept in which the profile of a particular species is raised so that the species will acquire more support for biodiversity conservation. Collaborative efforts are immediately required to protect marine megafauna which are facing multiple threats. Marine Flagship Species (5 of 6) Flagship species are iconic representatives of their ecosystems and charismatic creatures that capture human attention Cristina G. Mittermeier, Gregory S. Stone, Russell A. Mittermeier, Octavio Aburto-Oropeza, Claudio Campagna, Kent E. Carpenter, Laurence P. Madin, David Obura, Enric Sala, Sebastian Troëng, Peter A. Seligman & Stefan Gutermuth cMarine Flagship Species Program, Oceanic Society, Washington, DC 20010; dMarine Mammal and Turtle Division, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, La Jolla, CA 92037; e Marine Sciences Program, Savannah State

Verissimo & Fraser 2009[1] 1. CITES regulates international trade in close to 35,000 species of plants and animals, both terrestrial and marine, including flagship species such as tigers, elephants, polar bears, the great white shark, rhinos and great apes. Flagship species can sometimes be symbols of general ideas about conservation, not representatives of specific ecosystems.

By focusing on, and achieving conservation of that species, the status of many other species which share its habitat – or are vulnerable to the same threats - may also be improved. Surprisingly, few if any flagship species have ever been proposed for these ecosystems, which might symbolize projects and raise public sympathies and awareness during environmental campaigns. A flagship species is a species selected to act as an ambassador, icon or symbol for a defined habitat, issue, campaign or environmental cause.

Flagship species may or may not be keystone or indicator species. Jaguar Panthera onca predation of marine turtles: conflict between flagship species in Tortuguero, Costa Rica - Volume 46 Issue 3 - D. Veríssimo, D. A. Jones, R. Chaverri, S. R. Meyer Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMAs) are defined as discrete portions of habitat, important to marine mammal species, that have the potential to be delineated and managed for conservation.IMMAs consist of areas that may merit place-based protection and/or monitoring. However, specific issues are often associated with a specific animal. Surprisingly, few if any flagship species have ever been proposed for these ecosystems, which might symbolize projects and raise public sympathies and awareness during environmental campaigns.

Marine Turtles: The Role of Flagship Species in Interactions Between People and the Sea J. Frazier Conservation and Research Center, Smithsonian Institution frazierja@crc.si.edu Abstract Quite apart from their utilitarian role as sources of food and materials, marine turtles have served as symbols, utilized for millennia by diverse societies and Veríssimo D, Fraser I (2009) Birds as tourism flagship species: a case study of tropical islands. SE of Spain – Mediterranean Our mission could be defined to raise awareness on coastal and marine