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

2020 achievements and 2021 wishes… 1536 1536 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

2020 achievements and 2021 wishes…

The  ocean connects us, and in 2020 -despite new barriers and challenges-, we confirmed it. In 2021, we will continue to strengthen cooperation and networking at a regional scale for the conservation of the sea.

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Workshop to identify Argentina’s marine ecosystems

Scientists and government professionals participated in the “First Workshop for the Identification of Argentina’s Marine Ecosystems”, which was held virtually on December 15. The main goal of the process, which would conclude in 2021, is the development of a map of Argentina’s marine environments. This contribution will guide management and conservation actions and evaluate the ecological representativeness of the ecoregions within the Marine Protected Areas of the Argentine Sea.

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Contributions on fishing in Argentina’s national Marine Protected Areas 3035 2150 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Contributions on fishing in Argentina’s national Marine Protected Areas

Strengthening the implementation of Argentina’s National System of Marine Protected Areas is fundamental to reach its objectives. A necessary condition is the integration of updated knowledge and the systematization of recommendations from all the actors involved. Under this premise, the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea convened representatives from various sectors to discuss and provide input on fishing in Argentina’s national Marine Protected Areas, within the framework of a virtual technical workshop held on December 3.

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