Trough Sin Azul no hay Verde (No Blue No Green) we promote the creation of Agentine Marine National Parks because we believe it’s the safest and the most reliable way of protecting our marine ecosystems in the long term.
Marine protected areas maintain complete samples of the marine environment, including all living species, the natural environments and the ecosystem’s processes. 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, promote human interventions focused on reducing threats – such as the removal of exotic species – and favor the recovery of species threatened with extinction. IN ARGENTINA, THERE ARE 63 THREATENED MARINE 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.
They promote the proper operation of the ecosystem, which helps the generation of food and oxygen, tourism, the mitigation of climate change, the attenuation of storms and the purification of effluents, among other advantages.
Their existence promotes research, monitoring, surveillance and protection of marine areas, these being peaceful ways to exercise sovereignty over the sea.
They enable 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.
Watch the global footprint of commercial fishing activity anywhere in the ocean and in our National Parks Yaganes and Burdwood2 (they are found at the south of our country - near Tierra Del Fuego).
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!