Thirty three percent of the Argentine territory is sea, and only 2.6 % is protected. The Without Oceans there is no Life Movement triggers the creation of Marine National Parks in Argentina. The bill is in congress. First two Marine Parks:
A complete marine environment has a greater capacity to adapt to environmental changes than a degraded one.
They favor the recovery of degraded areas; avoid activities that damage biodiversity. Recover commercial fisheries and help reestablish populations of endangered species.
They provide a refuge for fish and shellfish, which are essential for the fishing industry, enabling those species to reproduce and grow, and thus repopulate the fishing areas.
They ensure areas with abundant food and an adequate habitat for tourist-attracting marine fauna that may be spotted along the coasts, such as penguins, dolphins, orcas, whales, sea lions and elephant seals.
Fifty percent of the oxygen that we breathe is produced at sea. MNPs contribute to the proper operation of the ecosystem, which helps the generation of food and oxygen, the mitigation of climate change but above all, it supports 80% of the earth’s biodiversity.
Their existence promotes monitoring, surveillance and scientific research, these being peaceful ways to exercise sovereignty over the sea.
Scientific Research enables a detailed study of biodiversity and of all the components of the marine environment. It is estimated that 40% of our species have not been discovered yet, and they may have special characteristics that might help discover useful substances, such as new foodstuffs and medicines.
They promote the raising of people’s awareness of the importance of the sea in their lives and the need to actively protect the oceanic ecosystem.
From strange creatures that produce light to the biggest mammals on the planet, they all coexist in harmony, maintaining the most valuable asset on this Earth, the ocean.
Through the GFW platform you will be able to observe the fishing activity taking place in any place of the ocean and in our future Yaganes and Burdwood 2 Marine National Parks, which are located in our country’s south.
The sea has its observers, its custodians and advocates. They tell us the secrets and the history of the seas. They are the ones who make it possible to keep the oceans healthy and protected. They offer their knowledge and speak for the seas, this huge source of life. They make the difference and inspire us!