INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE SOUTHERN CONE SEAS

This marine ecosystem neighbors with the Southern Cone of South America. It ranges from the southern part of Brazil to Tierra del Fuego, by the side of the Atlantic Ocean, while by the Pacific side extends to the channels and fjords of southern Chile. It incorporates high productivity areas, relevant fisheries, key foraging sectors for wildlife and migration corridors of turtles, birds and marine mammals. To achieve its preservation requires cooperation among peoples, organizations, scientists and authorities from various countries and territories.


PHOTO: Albatross flying over the waves. © G. Harris


Why is it important?

Climate change. It helps to mitigate the greenhouse effect, absorbing large amounts of atmospheric CO2 with the help of phytoplankton.

Natural spectacles. Its large aggregations of albatrosses, penguins, whales and other marine fauna are unique.

Ecosystem services. It provides valuable services to human society such as food, transportation, tourism and sanitation, among others.

 

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The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea and Areas of Influence will hold its XII Plenary Meeting in Puerto Varas, Los Lagos Region, Chile, on October 25 and 26, 2014. Oceana will be the host member and WCS – Chile will assist with organization. On Tuesday, October 28 there will be an open seminar in the Fundación Telefónica head office in Santiago, convened...

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