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

“By 2030 the Patagonian Sea must be well preserved, if we do not want to lose it” 1971 1109 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

“By 2030 the Patagonian Sea must be well preserved, if we do not want to lose it”

With that vision in mind, more than 20 of the organizations that make up the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea strengthened their commitment to the conservation of the southern cone oceans. Within the framework of its 15th anniversary, this regional civil society network held a new three day strategic meeting, in Concón, Chile, with the goal of drawing up a common plan towards 2030.

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How to change our behavior to reduce ocean plastic pollution

Members of the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea presented 5 campaign projects to promote socially favorable behaviors regarding marine pollution, especially, to reduce plastic waste in the sea. It was the result of the Workshop “Social Marketing based on the Communities”, facilitated by Dr. Marcela Uhart, with support from One Health Institute, Wildlife Health Center, UC Davis and the Houston Zoo.

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Towards the effective conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Countries of the Southern Cone are making significant progress in the declaration of new Marine Protected Areas. We celebrate the great advances achieved by governments, communities and organizations. We continue promoting the effective management of Marine Protected Areas through the design of capacity building strategies, the production of innovative tools for monitoring and implementation, and the identification of new management mechanisms for a stronger governance of the sea.

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