A JOINT EFFORT FOR THE CONSERVATION OF THE BIODIVERSITY OF THE PATAGONIAN SEA

Guarantee an effective and expanded system of Marine Protected Areas (MPA) in Argentina and Chile to protect key areas for biodiversity in the region.

© M. Flores – WWF Chile

Context

Argentina and Chile have increased their MPA coverage over the last few decades. However, most of these MPA are still only coastal and small, and require improvements for their implementation to be effective.

© Ximena Merelle – AquaMarina

Project Vision

By 2019, the total protected area in the region will have been duplicated.
Protected marine ecosystems will be increased and effectively managed as a result of the synergies and cooperation of scientists, governments and different sectors involved.

In addition, we hope that this project will improve resilience of the systems to climate change pressures.

Our strategy

  • We support the creation of new MPA in Chile and Argentina in key sites for biodiversity.
  • We lead capacity development initiatives.
  • We generate knowledge, guidelines and standards to support national strategies for the creation, governance and financing of MPA.

Project Support

Oceans 5
oceans5.org

© M. Flores – WWF Chile

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