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EXTRACT FROM THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LATINAMERICA ANNOUNCEMENT
On the night of Tuesday, November 13, in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, National Geographic presented the documentary “Yaganes”. The audiovisual piece shows the result of an unprecedented expedition, carried out by National Geographic’s conservation initiative Pristine Seas, to the Argentine zone of Tierra del Fuego, Isla de los Estados and the oceanic part of the Drake passage, known as the Yaganes basin.
Seaweed, sea urchins, starfish, penguins, sea lions and fish of the strangest shapes and colors imaginable inhabit this pristine area of the Argentine Sea. However, all that reach biodiversity is threatened by climate change and indiscriminate industrial fishing.
The results of the investigation conducted by Pristine Seas reveal that Yaganes is unquestionably a unique area of enormous ecological value that must be protected; at the same time, they endorse the bill for the creation of the marine national park in the area.
From left to right: Alex Muñoz, Director of Pristine Seas for Latin America; Emiliano Ezcurra, Vice President of the National Parks Administration; Mauro Perez Toscani, Secretary of Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change of Tierra del Fuego; Sergio Bergman, Secretary of Environment and Sustainable Development of Argentina; and Claudo Campagna, President of the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea.
PHOTO BY Fabian Malavolta
“¡#YaganesYa!” / Yaganes, NOW
“The message to all of us is that we should be united before this great task,” said Alex Muñoz Wilson, Director of National Geographic’s Pristine Seas for Latin America
“We have the possibility to take responsibility for the opportunity we have,” said Sergio Bergman, Secretary of Environment and Sustainable Development of Argentina
«It’s time we can do it», Emiliano Ezcurra, Vice President of the National Parks Administration of Argentina
“We will add a new coastal protected area plus four protected nautical miles in the marine area of Isla de los Estados,” Mauro Perez Toscani, Secretary of Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change of Tierra del Fuego AIAS
«Let Yaganes be now!”, Claudio Campagna, President of the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea