Paris, October 27, 2023 – With 13 million pleasure boaters and 1 million boats (+12,000 per year) in France, boating is a popular activity close to nature, which has a significant impact on marine ecosystems if not practiced sustainably.
Ocean biodiversity is crucial to our planet’s equilibrium, as marine ecosystems are home to an incredible variety of species, from colorful corals to the largest cetaceans.
That’s why NewAlpha is proud to have supported Women for Sea in this campaign to raise awareness of eco-navigation. These videos, whose content has been developed and certified by nautical and scientific experts, were produced in collaboration with the production company Black Whale Pictures, experienced in the maritime world and marketing campaigns.
The 6 video vignettes that NewAlpha publishes on its website are designed to inform, educate and change the behavior of every boater to ensure greater respect for the marine environment.
They address the following themes related to ecosystem protection:
– Responsible bunkering
– Fresh water management
– Equipment use
– Respecting biodiversity
– Sustainable anchorages
– Responsible ports of call
– Tools for eco-pleasure
– Responsible navigation
How to prepare for eco-responsible sailing?
Careful preparation is the key to environmentally-friendly sailing.
How to sail in an eco-responsible way?
By adopting environmentally-friendly methods, you can sail while preserving nature.
How can we protect biodiversity?
Biodiversity can only be preserved if measures are taken to prevent its deterioration.
How can we limit our impact on biodiversity?
Reducing our footprint on biodiversity means taking steps to mitigate our impact on ecosystems.
How to anchor responsibly and limit your impact?
Ensuring responsible anchoring while reducing its impact requires the application of appropriate techniques.
How can you limit deterioration if you get wet?
Preventing the degradation of anchorage areas means adopting practices that reduce the impact on these fragile zones.
Clearly, the key to environmentally-friendly and biodiversity-friendly navigation lies in the adoption of responsible behavior. By implementing actions such as pollution reduction, proper waste management and compliance with current regulations, it is possible to enjoy our nautical activities while guaranteeing the preservation of natural ecosystems for the well-being of future generations.
We hope these educational videos will arouse your curiosity and help you to take the best possible action to protect our ecosystem.
Don’t hesitate to share these videos with your friends and family to raise awareness of the importance of protecting nature and the marine environment.