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William Conway
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In memory of William Conway

At the age of 91, a world leader in conservation has passed away. Claudio Campagna, founder of the Forum and friend of William Conway remembers him.

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Pingüino Magallanes (Spheniscus magellanicus), Foto: J. Deely
We condemn the destruction of nests and the damage caused to the Magellanic penguin colony of the Punta Tombo Reserve and request the reinforcement of their protection. 1024 731 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

We condemn the destruction of nests and the damage caused to the Magellanic penguin colony of the Punta Tombo Reserve and request the reinforcement of their protection.

Dozens of Magellanic penguins were killed in the middle of their breeding season after a man drove a bulldozer over an 800-meter road in the Punta Tombo Important Bird Area (AICA) in Chubut, Argentina.

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Marine plastic litter

The Forum’s working group, Mar Patagónico Limpio, participated in the webinar “Marine plastic litter: impacts and solutions”.

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Andrea Michelson
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New coordinator, Andrea Michelson

The Forum has a new coordinator, Andrea Michelson

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We need the world to acknowledge the contribution from the Patagonian Sea

With prominent panelists and more than 500 attendees, the second cycle of webinars on marine protected areas of the Southern Cone was held.

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Take the salmon elsewhere

Tierra del Fuego banned the salmon industry.

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2020 achievements and 2021 wishes… 1536 1536 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

2020 achievements and 2021 wishes…

The  ocean connects us, and in 2020 -despite new barriers and challenges-, we confirmed it. In 2021, we will continue to strengthen cooperation and networking at a regional scale for the conservation of the sea.

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Workshop to identify Argentina’s marine ecosystems

Scientists and government professionals participated in the “First Workshop for the Identification of Argentina’s Marine Ecosystems”, which was held virtually on December 15. The main goal of the process, which would conclude in 2021, is the development of a map of Argentina’s marine environments. This contribution will guide management and conservation actions and evaluate the ecological representativeness of the ecoregions within the Marine Protected Areas of the Argentine Sea.

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Contributions on fishing in Argentina’s national Marine Protected Areas

Strengthening the implementation of Argentina’s National System of Marine Protected Areas is fundamental to reach its objectives. A necessary condition is the integration of updated knowledge and the systematization of recommendations from all the actors involved. Under this premise, the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea convened representatives from various sectors to discuss and provide input on fishing in Argentina’s national Marine Protected Areas, within the framework of a virtual technical workshop held on December 3.

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Marine Protected Areas: A view on the future of the Patagonian Sea’s biodiversity 1810 2560 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Marine Protected Areas: A view on the future of the Patagonian Sea’s biodiversity

During the third and last meeting of the cycle (“Challenges for the conservation of the Patagonian Sea”), we reflected on the future of Marine Protected Areas of the Patagonian Sea, in the context of both socio-environmental changes and climate change. The Chilean Secretary of Science, Andrés Couve, took part at the beginning of the seminar, together with representatives of the public and cientific sector, and the civil society.

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