This Wildlife App Helps Increase Knowledge Of Animal Populations

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Aug 20, 2016
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A non-profit environmental organization by the name of People's Trust for Endangered Species is a wildlife app that is designed to make it easier than ever for people to contribute towards animal conservation efforts albeit in an unconventional manner -- by reporting when they see roadkill on the side of the road.

The app, available for free download on both the iOS and Android platforms, allows users to quickly and easily report roadkill sightings whether they are hedgehogs, rabbits, deer or foxes. The app's built-in GPS helps conservationists understand the population distribution of mammals in the region, which could help inform conservation strategies going forward

While the sight of roadkill is always an unpleasant one, this wildlife app helps draw a silver lining by empowering people to report roadkill sightings to inform wildlife conservation efforts.