Wildlife ini­tia­tive guide for boaters launched

Leaflet pub­lished on hav­ing a whale of time - re­spon­si­bly

Motorboat & Yachting - - News -

En­vi­ron­men­tal pro­gramme The Green Blue has launched a new wildlife guide for boaters. With UK wa­ters play­ing host to a wide va­ri­ety of species, the guide will ad­vise mariners on how best to re­act to these crea­tures.

Jane Swan, The Green Blue project man­ager, said, “Boaters are al­ways keen to learn more about the wildlife they en­joy while out on their boats. This new guide of­fers some very prac­ti­cal tips on what to do if you spot some­thing or if some­thing chooses to ap­proach you. The ex­cite­ment of the mo­ment is un­der­stand­able, but it’s al­ways im­por­tant to know how to en­joy the ex­pe­ri­ence with­out risk­ing you, your boat or the an­i­mals them­selves.”

With il­lus­tra­tions cre­ated by Pete Galvin, the key mes­sage to boaters who find them­selves close to ma­rine wildlife is to think speed, and be steady, pre­dictable, quiet and cau­tious. The guide also pro­vides up-to-date con­tact in­for­ma­tion for boaters who wish to record sight­ings, or who come across strand­ings. It also sign­posts boaters to fur­ther sources of in­for­ma­tion on pro­tected species and rel­e­vant leg­is­la­tion. Visit www.the­green­blue.org.uk to down­load your free leaflet.

New guide gives in­for­ma­tion on how to be­have around whales and dol­phins

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