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Managers of Marine Protected Areas of the Southern Cone were trained in Argentina 1151 633 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Managers of Marine Protected Areas of the Southern Cone were trained in Argentina

Managers of Marine Protected Areas in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay met from October 18 to 22 in Camarones, Chubut (Argentina), to strengthen their competence and management skills, in order to help improve the outcome of marine conservation in the region.

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The Forum supported the 2018 edition of the Patagonia Eco Film Fest 730 1024 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

The Forum supported the 2018 edition of the Patagonia Eco Film Fest

The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea backed the 3rd edition of the International Environmental Film Festival of Patagonia. Over four days, more than 4,000 spectators took part in this activity that aims at motivating audiences and generate debates, an idea synthesized as “see to raise awareness”. Same as in previous editions, all PEFF activities were free of charge.

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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

NGOs joined forces for the creation and management of Marine Protected Areas in Chile

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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Workshop to reflect on the impact salmon farming has over the environment 1146 859 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Workshop to reflect on the impact salmon farming has over the environment

During a Workshop at the Masticar Food Festival, the Forum presented the myths and truths of salmon production in Chile, and the lessons Argentina should take into account before embarking on a similar project.

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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

More than 40 experts analyze the challenges regarding the implementation of effective Marine Protected Areas in Argentina

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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Tierra del Fuego was home to a broad debate on salmon farming in the Beagle Channel 960 720 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Tierra del Fuego was home to a broad debate on salmon farming in the Beagle Channel

As part of the “National Week of Science and Technology” activities held in Ushuaia, the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea participated in a round table on aquaculture projects in the Beagle Channel. More than 100 people participated in a 3-hour dialogue about the risks of salmon farming.

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Progress towards the establishment of a marine protected area in the Antarctic Peninsula 1460 1095 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Progress towards the establishment of a marine protected area in the Antarctic Peninsula

At the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea and Areas of Influence we see with great pleasure the effort destined to establish a marine protected area in the Antarctic Peninsula and we want to congratulate the Argentine Antarctic Institute, the Chilean Antarctic Institute and the respective Ministries of Foreign Affairs for the excellent work they have done.

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Environmental organizations warn about salmon farming risks in Tierra del Fuego 1000 974 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Environmental organizations warn about salmon farming risks in Tierra del Fuego

A report issued by the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea and Areas of influence warns of the serious impacts that salmon and trout farming would have on the Argentine coast if the initiatives being considered by the national government and the province of Tierra del Fuego are approved.

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The second year of the Regional School for Managers of Marine Protected Areas begins 500 487 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

The second year of the Regional School for Managers of Marine Protected Areas begins

For the second consecutive year, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay join efforts to strengthen the capacities of people responsible for Marine Protected Areas in order to contribute to MPAs effective management. Regional focus, focus on competencies and inter-institutional interaction are some of the keys to this initiative, unprecedented in the region.

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In memoriam: Pablo Bordino 350 251 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

In memoriam: Pablo Bordino

Pablo Bordino was a friend, mentor and guide for many members of the Forum. He left positive marks in all of them as well as in our Patagonian Sea. The study and conservation of Franciscana dolphin carried out by AquaMarina, an NGO founded and directed by him since 1998, sure was one of them. Pablo died on June 11, 2018 in the city of Pinamar, Buenos Aires. Since then, we miss him deeply, and we are inspired to keep honoring his legacy regarding marine conservation.

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