Wildlife initiative guide for boaters launched
Leaflet published on having a whale of time - responsibly
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.
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