Raising awareness on marine hitchhikers
The GloFouling Partnerships, in collaboration with UNDP and IMO Media, has published a photo story titled "Preventing Marine Hitchhikers". The article has been developed using the modern Exposure platform, and is hosted within the UNDP Ecosystems & Biodiversity network. The story is available in English, Spanish and French.
The story is expected to raise awareness on the socioeconomic impacts that can be derived from invasive aquatic species and the important contribution that effective biofouing management can make to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships. Another aspect of the goal of the GloFouling project that was highlighted in the photo story is the protection of marine biodiversity and how invasive species can have cascading effects on their new habitats.