A new interactive tool allows residents help wildlife biologists monitor moose populations and inform conservation efforts.
The B.C. Moose Tracker app, available through iTunes, lets users upload information on the number, sex and location of moose they encounter in the wild directly to an online database.
“The data will the help the province monitor moose populations by alerting staff to emerging issues,” said Steve Thomson, forests minister.
The app also includes a digital version of 2016-2018 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis, a searchable, interactive summary of hunting regulations throughout B.C.
The provincial government developed B.C. Moose Tracker in consultation with the B.C. Wildlife Federation and with the financial support of the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation.
“We’re proud to have played a role in making this app a reality,” said Jim Glaciar, B.C. Wildlife Federation president.
“It provides an innovative approach to moose inventory and gives the public across the province an important role in collecting and reporting better information to manage this species.”
Download the app at gov.bc.ca/wildlifehealth/moosetracker.