Forum for the Conservation
of the Patagonian Sea and Areas of Influence
International network of civil
society organizations for the conservation
of the Southern Cone Seas.

The Challenge Our Strategy

The Challenge

The “Patagonian Sea and Areas of Influence” represents one of the last large relatively well preserved marine ecosystems. Its oceanic and ecological processes occur in very vast sectors and are fundamental to mitigate the effects of climate change, provide valuable services to human societies and also provide unique natural spectacles.

It consists of large scale and productive oceanic areas. It also includes important areas of fishing as well as foraging and migration areas for turtles, seabirds and marine mammals. Politically, it includes provincial jurisdictions, territorial seas, and the exclusive economic zones of Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, and Chile, as well as the surrounding international waters or high seas. To promote conservation in this vast area, we need to take a regional approach to promote cooperation among communities, organizations, scientists and authorities of the different countries and territories.

Our Strategy

The Forum is an international network created to coordinate the joint work of those civil society organizations focused on promoting policies and measures to guarantee the sustainability and viability of the Patagonian Sea ecosystem.

Among its principles, the Forum sustains consensus amongst all interested sectors on the value of scientific information, transdisciplinarity and diversity of nationalities, outlooks and opinions. The uniqueness of this network is its comprehensive vision, inspired in the fact that the ecosystems and their forms of life transcend political boundaries.

© Leo Berninsone – Aquamarina

Action

We promote strategies to complete the projects and programs that challenge us today and that each organization could not achieve on their own:

Latest News

World Oceans Day 2020 1920 1080 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

World Oceans Day 2020

On World Ocean Day, the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea calls for increased protection of the marine ecosystem. They warn that greater efforts will be needed to conserve the diversity of life forms and the natural integrity of the sea, and the neccesity to integrate efforts, work at scale and cooperate.

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The new training course of the MPA Management School has begun 1346 640 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

The new training course of the MPA Management School has begun

Strengthening strategic alliances will be the focus of the School in 2020, and it will be developed through 3 fields of knowledge: legal-institutional knowledge, communication and facilitation of participatory processes. Work will continue with MPA managers from Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, most of whom have participated in previous instances. The first course will be given between April and June through the National Park Administration of Argentina virtual platform.

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Progress towards the protection of Isla Guafo 2016 1344 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Progress towards the protection of Isla Guafo

Isla Guafo is a relevant site for the wildlife, culture and spirituality of the Mapuche Huilliches communities in southern Chiloé (Chile) and is also a key point for the conservation of marine biodiversity in Patagonia. The wonderful cultural and natural attributes of Guafo have motivated a group of ten indigenous communities in Chiloé to promote the “Wuafo Wapi, ancestral territory for conservation” initiative that seeks the declaration of a Marine Coastal Area of Native Peoples (ECMPO) in Guafo, a proposal that was declared admissible by SUBPESCA, after being officially presented with the technical support of WWF Chile, and the support of the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea and Oceans5. In 2013, the area of the Gulf of Corcovado – Isla Guafo was identified by the Forum as one of the Lighthouses of the Patagonian Sea for its outstanding ecological and oceanographic conditions.

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