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How to change our behavior to reduce ocean plastic pollution

How to change our behavior to reduce ocean plastic pollution 2006 1342 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

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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More than 600 people said #NoToSalmonFarming in the Beagle Channel

More than 600 people said #NoToSalmonFarming in the Beagle Channel 1040 780 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Nearly 600 people lit their voices for a #BeagleChannelFreeFromSalmonFarming. The premiere in Ushuaia of the documentary “Yaganes”, produced by National Geographic through its marine conservation initiative Pristine Seas, was the perfect excuse to remind the value of a unique ecosystem through spectacular images, as a prelude to its protection against the threat of salmon farming on both banks of the Beagle Channel.

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Argentinian NGOs ask the House of Representatives to address the law that bans microplastics in cosmetics

Argentinian NGOs ask the House of Representatives to address the law that bans microplastics in cosmetics 1200 1200 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

It is necessary to stop contaminating the oceans with plastic. In Argentina, twenty environmental organizations -including several members of the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea- demanded a bill that bans cosmetic products containing microplastics used by the industry because they affect the sea, the species within it and even human health.

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Forum Declaration: The Beagle Channel free from Salmon Farming

Forum Declaration: The Beagle Channel free from Salmon Farming 1000 974 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

In the context of current plans to expand the salmon industry in the Beagle Channel -an area located at the southern end of the Patagonian Sea-, the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea expressed its categorical rejection to the installation of salmon farms in these waters which are shared by Chile and Argentina. The main concern is related tothe catastrophic and irreversible damages that such an industry would cause in one of the most valuable areas of the Patagonian marine ecosystem. The Forum calls on both governments to provide all the necessary legal and administrative measures to avoid installing salmon farms in these marine waters and to act jointly for the conservation of this area.

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Joint binational position against salmon farming in the Beagle Channel

Joint binational position against salmon farming in the Beagle Channel 1280 853 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea and Areas of Influence supports and shares the joint binational position of the Deliberating Council of Ushuaia and the Community Council of Puerto Williams, political authorities, communities of indigenous peoples and social organizations of both cities against salmon farming in the Beagle Channel.

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We can stop salmon farming in the Argentine Sea

We can stop salmon farming in the Argentine Sea 672 498 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

To prevent the installation of salmon farms in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, and to stop their expansion in southern Chile. With that intention, Alex Muñoz spoke on behalf of the civil society through the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea during the Conversatory of the II International Symposium of Invasive Salmonids held in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, organized by the Austral Center for Scientific Research (CADIC), the Millennium Nucleus of Invasive Salmonids (INVASAL) and the National University of Tierra del Fuego (UNTDF). The Chilean experience, the value of the area and the possibility of choosing that Argentine authorities have.

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Scientists warn about the need to preserve sharks

Scientists warn about the need to preserve sharks 2750 1451 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Near 40 Biological Sciences professionals, specialists in different aspects of the biology of sharks and other fish, expressed their concern about irresponsible and illegal attitudes like those shown in a recently released video, in which recreational fishermen exhibit a catch of 8 specimens of “Escalandrún” (sand tiger shark), one of the most threatened species of the Argentine Sea.

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Environmental organizations warn about salmon farming risks in Tierra del Fuego

Environmental organizations warn about salmon farming risks in Tierra del Fuego 1000 974 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

A report issued by the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea and Areas of influence warns of the serious impacts that salmon and trout farming would have on the Argentine coast if the initiatives being considered by the national government and the province of Tierra del Fuego are approved.

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