The Forum requires an annual operating budget that comes from membership fees paid annually by active members.

Depending on their possibilities, some members make special contributions for specific projects.

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International Donors

The Forum also receives financial support from international donors for the implementation of special activities and projects. The donors that have provided funding for the Forum to date are:


Project “An integrated effort for biodiversity conservation of the Patagonian Sea”

Lighthouse Foundation (2006, 2010)

Partial financing for the publication of the book “Status of the Patagonian Sea”, and strengthening of the Forum.

Project ARG / 02 / G31 of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

Printing and distribution of the “Status of the Patagonian Sea” book.

Global Environment Facility (GEF) in UNDP

Printing and distribution of the “Status of the Patagonian Sea” book.

Oak Foundation (2011, 2014)

Strengthening of the Forum network, plenary meetings and subsidies for members who lead work plans.

Avina (2011 – 2012)

Ecosystem services, collaborative advocacy.

Waitt Foundation

Strengthening of the Forum network, through WCS. Regional school for Southern Cone MPA Managers.

Liz Claiborne Art Ortenberg Foundation

Strengthening of the Forum network through WCS.

British Embassy in Montevideo

Support for plenary meetings.

Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research –IAI; Embassy of the United States (2016)

First workshop on species evaluation following categories of the IUCN Red List.

How are the funds managed?

Forum funds are administered by one of the member organization, with the express consent of the other members.