Anchoring is a very common practice in most boating activities, getting to the point of being one of the most iconic symbols. Do a quick Google search on ‘boating icons’ or ‘sailor’, and an anchor will be the most common symbol that will appear.
For the second Action Point of the Green Fins IYOR 2018 social media campaign we were trying to fight that misconception. Anchoring is one of the most damaging practices of any boating activity, and the growing diving industry is building up the potential threat that anchoring poses.
But as we always say, this potential threat can easily be turned into an opportunity! Through this campaign we want to share the impact that anchoring has on the marine environment, but most importantly the solutions. How, by adopting the many alternatives and by working together, the industry can significantly lower the impact. And in turn, help coral reefs to be stronger to the many other potential hazards they have to face.
In the new #AlternativesToAnchoring infographic you will be able to find all the information you need to make an informed decision. Do you know exactly how an anchor can damage marine ecosystems? What are environmentally friendly alternatives? There is no one answer when it comes to finding alternatives to anchoring, however, through this campaign, Reef-World is trying to inspire action and change in others by sharing the stories of success gathered by more than 10 years of working with the industry.
Hope you enjoy it!
For more information on the International Year of the Reef 2018 follow this link: www.iyor2018.org
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Thanks to Dive.in magazine to help us develop the infographic!
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