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Effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas for the conservation and management of biodiversity

Effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas for the conservation and management of biodiversity 790 1117 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

More than 200 participants took part in the second meeting of the cycle of webinars “Challenges of the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea; perspectives from Chile and Argentina to the opportunities of planning and implementation of Marine Protected Areas systems”. During the webinar, presentations and a discussion pannel were made to contribute to the dialogue on the challenges and opportunities to achieve representative and effective systems of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

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Ecosystems of the Patagonian Sea and their representation in Marine Protected Areas

Ecosystems of the Patagonian Sea and their representation in Marine Protected Areas 790 1117 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea launched a cycle of webinars designed to contribute to the dialogue on the challenges to achieve Marine Protected Area (MPA) systems representative of the environmental heterogeneity of the sea and capable of being sustained in a context of climate change. The webinars are focused on Chile and Argentina as case studies of the great space of the Patagonian Sea.

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The new training course of the MPA Management School has begun

The new training course of the MPA Management School has begun 1346 640 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Strengthening strategic alliances will be the focus of the School in 2020, and it will be developed through 3 fields of knowledge: legal-institutional knowledge, communication and facilitation of participatory processes. Work will continue with MPA managers from Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, most of whom have participated in previous instances. The first course will be given between April and June through the National Park Administration of Argentina virtual platform.

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Progress towards the protection of Isla Guafo

Progress towards the protection of Isla Guafo 2016 1344 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Isla Guafo is a relevant site for the wildlife, culture and spirituality of the Mapuche Huilliches communities in southern Chiloé (Chile) and is also a key point for the conservation of marine biodiversity in Patagonia. The wonderful cultural and natural attributes of Guafo have motivated a group of ten indigenous communities in Chiloé to promote the “Wuafo Wapi, ancestral territory for conservation” initiative that seeks the declaration of a Marine Coastal Area of Native Peoples (ECMPO) in Guafo, a proposal that was declared admissible by SUBPESCA, after being officially presented with the technical support of WWF Chile, and the support of the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea and Oceans5. In 2013, the area of the Gulf of Corcovado – Isla Guafo was identified by the Forum as one of the Lighthouses of the Patagonian Sea for its outstanding ecological and oceanographic conditions.

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Towards an assessment of the conservation status of bony fish in the Patagonian Sea

Towards an assessment of the conservation status of bony fish in the Patagonian Sea 2080 2080 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

What is the risk of extinction of the Patagonian Sea fish? Although many species are key to the structure and functioning of the ecosystem, there are no indicators on the conservation status of most of them. Therefore, a team of experts was part of the Regional Workshop on the Evaluation of the State of Conservation of Bone Fish of the Patagonian Sea, convened by the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea, with the collaboration of IUCN-South and the support of WCS Argentina and Oceans 5.

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

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

What reasons underlie the tension between the scientific world and the management world, in relation to the management of Marine Protected Areas? How could the cooperation between the MPAs management authorities and the scientific sector be strengthened in order to increase the knowledge transfer applicable to management? These and other questions lead the round table promoted by the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea during the XVIII Latin American Congress of Marine Sciences. In front of more than one hundred people, Forum members together with members of the National Parks Administration of Argentina and of the Mar de Juan Fernández and Islas Desventuradas National Park in Chile presented their experiences along with the challenges and results of their joint work.
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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Argentina, Chile and Uruguay renew their commitment to the joint development of capacities for the effective management of Marine Protected Areas

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

Government members from the three countries and the 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 (MPAs).
The declaration aims at the continuity of the networking and the regional approach proposed within the framework of the School for the Management of MPAs in the Southern Cone, and proposes the same approach in all Latin America.
This commitment was reflected at the end of an event organized by the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea, Argentina Wildlife Foundation, WCS Chile, WWF Chile, the National Parks Administration of Argentina, the Ministry of Environment of Chile and the Ministry of Housing, Land Planning 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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Regional approach and networking in the III Congress of Protected Areas of Latin America and the Caribbean

Regional approach and networking in the III Congress of Protected Areas of Latin America and the Caribbean 1280 662 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea participated in the III Congress of Protected Areas of Latin America and the Caribbean. The congress was held from October 14 through 17 in Lima, Peru.

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A workshop was held on the Monitoring of National Marine Protected Areas

A workshop was held on the Monitoring of National Marine Protected Areas 900 498 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

The integration of the different institutions with responsibility for the sea is key to continue moving towards its effective conservation. With the collaboration of 18 marine scientists and professionals from government institutions and the civil society, a meeting was held that contributed to promoting aspects of the implementation and governance of Argentine Marine Protected Areas (MPA) linked to the monitoring of biophysical indicators.

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Public Consultation on the adaptation of the Marine Protected Area Namuncurá – Burdwood Bank

Public Consultation on the adaptation of the Marine Protected Area Namuncurá – Burdwood Bank 600 450 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Following the open public consultation regarding the adaptation of the Marine Protected Area Namuncurá-Burdwood Bank, the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea and Areas of Influence prepared a series of contributions and comments.

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