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

Effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas for the conservation and management of biodiversity 790 1117 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas for the conservation and management of biodiversity

More than 200 participants took part in the second meeting of the cycle of webinars “Challenges of the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea; perspectives from Chile and Argentina to the opportunities of planning and implementation of Marine Protected Areas systems”. During the webinar, presentations and a discussion pannel were made to contribute to the dialogue on the challenges and opportunities to achieve representative and effective systems of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

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Ecosystems of the Patagonian Sea and their representation in Marine Protected Areas 790 1117 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Ecosystems of the Patagonian Sea and their representation in Marine Protected Areas

The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea launched a cycle of webinars designed to contribute to the dialogue on the challenges to achieve Marine Protected Area (MPA) systems representative of the environmental heterogeneity of the sea and capable of being sustained in a context of climate change. The webinars are focused on Chile and Argentina as case studies of the great space of the Patagonian Sea.

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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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