MPA System

Towards the effective conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Towards the effective conservation of the Patagonian Sea 1418 1064 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Countries of the Southern Cone are making significant progress in the declaration of new Marine Protected Areas. We celebrate the great advances achieved by governments, communities and organizations. We continue promoting the effective management of Marine Protected Areas through the design of capacity building strategies, the production of innovative tools for monitoring and implementation, and the identification of new management mechanisms for a stronger governance of the sea.

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The protected area of the argentinean sea has tripled

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

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”

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

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

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

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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Seminar on Fisheries and Marine Protected Areas

Seminar on Fisheries and Marine Protected Areas 2016 980 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

In order to generate a space where the academic, business and government sectors, and civil society organizations could meet and exchange ideas regarding the management of fisheries in Marine Protected Areas (MPA), the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea invited fishing companies, authorities, researchers, civil society organizations and the media to a seminar held on November 8 in the city of Mar del Plata.

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“Yaganes”, a NatGeo Documentary about a future argentine MPA

“Yaganes”, a NatGeo Documentary about a future argentine MPA 1276 1772 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

For its content and opportunity, the documentary “Yaganes” could contribute to the treatment of the draft Law for the creation of the Yaganes and Namuncurá / Banco Burdwood 2 National Marine Parks, which is currently in the Argentine Nation Congress. These areas would triple the protected area of Argentine Sea.

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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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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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