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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

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

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 1000 974 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Forum Declaration: The Beagle Channel free from Salmon Farming

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 1280 853 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Joint binational position against salmon farming in the Beagle Channel

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 672 498 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

We can stop salmon farming in the Argentine 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 2750 1451 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Scientists warn about the need to preserve sharks

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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Milestones 2018 in the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea 1369 1445 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Milestones 2018 in the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

We are nature, we are sea… And as well as the oceans transcend political limits, to promote their conservation we should think big and promote cooperation. From the Forum we thank all those who have contributed to transforming 2018 in a significant year for the conservation of the Patagonian Sea.

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The protected area of the argentinean sea has tripled 1300 1300 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

The protected area of the argentinean sea has tripled

A law passed by both chambers of the National Congress declared two new Protected Areas in the Argentine Sea. This way, Argentina triples its marine protected area and thus concretize the greatest advance in history towards the conservation of its sea.

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National Geographic released the documentary “Yaganes” 615 847 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

National Geographic released the documentary “Yaganes”

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.

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Declaration of Mar del Plata: Marine Protected Areas NOW 1200 1200 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Declaration of Mar del Plata: Marine Protected Areas NOW

Argentine member organizations of the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea and Areas of Influence, meeting in Mar del Plata during their XVI Plenary Session, ask the honorable Chamber of Deputies of Argentina for the urgent treatment of the bill for the CREATION OF THE PROTECTED MARINE AREAS NAMUNCURA – BURDWOOD BANK II AND YAGANES before the close of its regular sessions scheduled for November 21, 2018, in order to avoid the loss of its parliamentary status and the breach of the commitments made regarding marine conservation.

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Strategic meeting convened more than twenty organizations for the conservation of the Patagonian Sea 1032 774 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Strategic meeting convened more than twenty organizations for the conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Marine Protected Areas, pollution of seas and coastal areas, and salmon farming were some of the themes discussed by the near 40 representatives from more than 20 civil society organizations from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay from the integrated approach proposed by the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea. The meeting took place during the 16th plenary session of the network, from 6 to 9 November in Mar del Plata.

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