Marine Protected Areas

NGOs joined forces for the creation and management of Marine Protected Areas in Chile

NGOs joined forces for the creation and management of Marine Protected Areas in Chile 1025 668 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Civil society organizations from Chile coordinated their efforts and experience during the Workshop “Developing guidelines for the creation and management of Marine Protected Areas in Chile”.

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More than 40 experts analyze the challenges regarding the implementation of effective Marine Protected Areas in Argentina

More than 40 experts analyze the challenges regarding the implementation of effective Marine Protected Areas in Argentina 960 720 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Which are the potential threats associated with human activities at sea? Which are the main institutional strengthening challenges for the management of marine protected areas? The objective of the “Technical Workshop on the Implementation of National Marine Protected Areas in the Argentine Sea, challenges for the implementation of effective MPAs” was to begin outlining some answers to these and other questions.

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Progress towards the establishment of a marine protected area in the Antarctic Peninsula

Progress towards the establishment of a marine protected area in the Antarctic Peninsula 1460 1095 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

At the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea and Areas of Influence we see with great pleasure the effort destined to establish a marine protected area in the Antarctic Peninsula and we want to congratulate the Argentine Antarctic Institute, the Chilean Antarctic Institute and the respective Ministries of Foreign Affairs for the excellent work they have done.

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Towards new Marine Protected Areas: Yaganes and Burdwood

Towards new Marine Protected Areas: Yaganes and Burdwood 1200 800 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Yaganes and Burdwood 2 might be the new Marine Protected Areas of the Argentine Sea. The bill for their creation is already in Congress. The sea gives us life. The time to protect it has come.

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What to do next regarding marine protected areas?

What to do next regarding marine protected areas? 1331 888 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Southern Cone countries are planning and creating new Marine Protected Areas. From statements to actions, Rodrigo Guijón -Coordinator of the WCS’s Chile Marine Program- reflects on the key points needed to achieve the effectiveness intended for the MPAs created. And a test case: the School for the Management of Marine Protected Areas of the Southern Cone, destined to train professionals responsible for MPAs in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.

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Chile declares new MPAs and its marine protected area reaches 42%

Chile declares new MPAs and its marine protected area reaches 42% 1247 831 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

On February 27, the Chilean president, Michelle Bachelet, signed the decrees to create 5 new Marine Protected Areas that will contribute to give 42% of the marine surface of this country some degree of protection.

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Marine expedition to Isla de los Estados and Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

Marine expedition to Isla de los Estados and Tierra del Fuego, Argentina 1002 668 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

A marine expedition to Isla de los Estados and Tierra del Fuego was carried out by NatGeo Pristine Seas in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Argentina, the National Parks Administration and the Government of Tierra del Fuego. The Forum, as a local co-leader, was represented by its president, Claudio Campagna, as one of the two Argentinian scientists on board.

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More than 20 organizations gathered for the Patagonian Sea conservation

More than 20 organizations gathered for the Patagonian Sea conservation 960 640 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

With the common goal of preserving the seas of the Southern Cone, members of more than 20 NGOs from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay met in Valdivia, Chile, from November 20 to 23. The framework was promoted by the XV Plenary Meeting of the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea and Areas of Influence.

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