Marine Protected Areas

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

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

Following the open public consultation on the adequacy of the Namuncurá – Burdwood Bank Marine Protected Area of Argentina, the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea and Areas of Influence prepared a series of contributions and comments.

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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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Milestones 2018 in the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Milestones 2018 in the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea 1369 1445 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

We are nature, we are sea… And as well as the oceans transcend political limits, to promote their conservation we should think big and promote cooperation. From the Forum we thank all those who have contributed to transforming 2018 in a significant year for the conservation of the Patagonian 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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Managers of Marine Protected Areas of the Southern Cone were trained in Argentina

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 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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