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2020 achievements and 2021 wishes…

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

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

Workshop to identify Argentina’s marine ecosystems 2560 1751 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

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

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

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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Marine Protected Areas: A view on the future of the Patagonian Sea’s biodiversity

Marine Protected Areas: A view on the future of the Patagonian Sea’s biodiversity 1810 2560 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

During the third and last meeting of the cycle (“Challenges for the conservation of the Patagonian Sea”), we reflected on the future of Marine Protected Areas of the Patagonian Sea, in the context of both socio-environmental changes and climate change. The Chilean Secretary of Science, Andrés Couve, took part at the beginning of the seminar, together with representatives of the public and cientific sector, and the civil society.

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

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

Over 200 people took part in the second webinar of the cycle: “Challenges for the Patagonian Sea’s conservation: Chile and Argentina’s outlooks on the planning and implementation of MPA systems”. There were presentations and a round table to discuss the challenges and opportunities in order to achieve effective and representative Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) systems.

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Patagonian Sea ecosystems and its representation in Marine Protected Areas

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

The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea launched a series of webinars. This cycle aimed to encourage the dialogue on what the challenges are in order to achieve Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) that effectively represent the sea’s varied ecosystems and that are able to stand their ground in the face of climate change. The webinars focused on Chile and Argentina as case studies to showcase the vastness of the Patagonian Sea.

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World Oceans Day 2020

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

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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Strategic alliance strengthening will be the main focus of the 2020 cycle of the School for MPAs’ Managers

Strategic alliance strengthening will be the main focus of the 2020 cycle of the School for MPAs’ Managers 1346 640 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

The 2020 programme was specifically designed in response to the common needs of all three countries, and it will cover 3 crucial areas of knowledge for the design and forging of MPA management alliances: institutional and legal knowledge, communication, and participatory processes. Work will continue with MPA managers from Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, most of whom have participated in previous instances.

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Progress towards the protection of Isla Guafo

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

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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How to contribute to the strategic positioning of the sea on the public agenda?

How to contribute to the strategic positioning of the sea on the public agenda? 1016 832 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Given the urgent need to contribute to the strategic positioning of the sea on the public agenda, on thursday 23 of january, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Argentina time), a webinar will be held for journalists and communicators of Latin America, to propose new resources and contents to generate a regional perspective that includes the sea. The meeting will be held with Claves21, and will be led by the president of the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea, Claudio Campagna.

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