The movement “Sin Azul no hay Verde” (Without Oceans there is no Life) promotes the creation of the first Marine National Parks in the Argentine Sea. Our objective is to protect at least 10% of our sea to comply with the international goals, to which Argentina subscribed, and to preserve the valuable marine ecosystems and species that populate our sea.
We represent the Argentine sea, one of the richest on the planet, but also one of the most endangered. Help us give protection forever to all the species that live in our ocean. Help us take care of their sea – their home, their school, their playground, their family, their reef, their world.More info
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.
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!
We represent the Argentine sea, one of the richest on the planet, but also one of the most endangered. Help us give a long-lasting protection to all the species that live in our ocean. Help us take care of their sea – their home, their school, their playground, their family, their reef, their world.