Surprisingly‚ it’s not widely known that vegetation can be a serious form of pollution that affects many countries in different ways. The causes are sometimes historical and sometimes recent‚ but are equally devastating. Invasive vegetation affects the whole world with no exceptions other than the polar regions.
The Oceans of the world‚ lakes and rivers of Africa‚ South America‚ Asia and the Far East are part of the ancient trading routes sailed by our ancestors. In those days it was unknown that seeds of various species would find their way into cargos by way of the wind‚ human carriers and luggage of crews and passengers‚ and at their destination would be released to germinate in friendly climatic conditions.
Over the years as they’ve taken hold‚ lakes and rivers have suffered as fish stocks die from lack of sunlight and oxygen and fresh water becomes poisoned and undrinkable. Lakes are dense as football pitches and boats cannot be launched.
A modern form is‚ as yet a mystery‚ but nevertheless a serious hazard to tourism. From around 2000 square miles a few years ago‚ Sargassum weed has thrived and expanded to 12‚000 square miles recently. It has always been a a necessary habitat to baby turtles and other marine species‚ but now stinking piles up to 4ft high on tourist beaches of the Caribbean and has been declared a natural disaster by the Governments of those suffering the loss of their economies to the extent the Mexican navy is deployed to help.
Trying to push multi–tonnes of weed is fruitless‚ the need now is for the specialist equipment manufactured and patented by Gobbler Boats to cut the islands into manageable islands. The use of Govercraft air–ride vehicles can cut the weed‚ and higher powered Gobbler 290 vessels retrofitted with pusher fences can deliver to convenient beaches for collection and conversion to valuable fertiliser.
Gobbler Boats‚ as a manufacturer‚ can provide the equipment‚ EnviroRep the organisational deployment and training.
Everything we do is based on recycling in an efficient and practical way to help those in need‚ and every project has a fraud–free 65%‚ (after expenses and subject to any conditional contracts)‚ from all profit returned to the host nation to assist towards wages and additional equipment for the cleanup.
As a means to deal with current pollution problems‚ and a precaution against future problems‚ it is recommended that authorities order and purchase equipment in advance to prevent massive tourism revenue losses.
It should be noted‚ for added economy‚ neighbouring authorities can share the cost of equipment and associated machinery.