The Challenge

The “Patagonian Sea and Areas of Influence” represents one of the last large relatively well preserved marine ecosystems. Its oceanic and ecological processes occur in very vast sectors and are fundamental to mitigate the effects of climate change, provide valuable services to human societies and also provide unique natural spectacles.

It consists of large scale and productive oceanic areas. It also includes important areas of fishing as well as foraging and migration areas for turtles, seabirds and marine mammals. Politically, it includes provincial jurisdictions, territorial seas, and the exclusive economic zones of Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, and Chile, as well as the surrounding international waters or high seas. To promote conservation in this vast area, we need to take a regional approach to promote cooperation among communities, organizations, scientists and authorities of the different countries and territories.

Our Strategy

The Forum is an international network created to coordinate the joint work of those civil society organizations focused on promoting policies and measures to guarantee the sustainability and viability of the Patagonian Sea ecosystem.

Among its principles, the Forum sustains consensus amongst all interested sectors on the value of scientific information, transdisciplinarity and diversity of nationalities, outlooks and opinions. The uniqueness of this network is its comprehensive vision, inspired in the fact that the ecosystems and their forms of life transcend political boundaries.

© Leo Berninsone – Aquamarina

Action

We promote strategies to complete the projects and programs that challenge us today and that each organization could not achieve on their own:

Latest News

Science and Management, tensions and opportunities for the management of Marine Protected Areas 1280 720 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Science and Management, tensions and opportunities for the management of Marine Protected Areas

What reasons underlie the tension between academia and management in relation to the management of Marine Protected Areas? How could collaboration between the area management authorities and the scientific sector be strengthened, to increase the transfer of knowledge applicable to management? These and other questions guided the round table promoted by the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea during the XVIII Latin American Congress of Marine Sciences.
With the participation of more than one hundred people, representatives of the National Park Administration of Argentina and the Mar de Juan Fernández National Park and Desventuradas Islands of Chile, together with the Forum, presented their experiences and demonstrated the challenges and results of the joint work.

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A new languaje for the sea 1755 1241 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

A new languaje for the sea

There is an urgent need to contribute to the positioning of the sea on the public agenda.
The meeting will propose dialogues about the way we think and talk about the sea.
This is the first Conversation session with journalists and communicators organized by the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea.

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Argentina, Chile and Uruguay renew their commitment to the joint development of capacities for the effective management of Marine Protected Areas 960 960 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Argentina, Chile and Uruguay renew their commitment to the joint development of capacities for the effective management of Marine Protected Areas

Representatives of the governments of the three countries and of civil society signed a letter of intent to continue working integrally in strengthening the capacities of those responsible for the management of Marine Protected Areas (MPA).
The declaration bets on the continuity of the networking and the regional approach proposed within the framework of the School for the Management of MPA in the Southern Cone, and proposes the projection of the vision for Latin America.
The commitment was reflected at an event convened by the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea, Fundación Vida Silvestre Argentina, WCS Chile, WWF Chile, National Parks Administration of Argentina, Ministry of Environment of Chile and Ministry of Housing, Planning Territorial and Environment of Uruguay, within the framework of the III Congress of Protected Areas of Latin America and the Caribbean (IIICAPLAC), held from October 14 to 17 in Lima, Peru.

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