The province of British Columbia in Canada has developed an innovative new smartphone app that is designed to make it easier than ever for regular citizens to contribute to authorities' understanding of moose populations in the province.
The aptly named B.C. Moose Tracker app, available for free download through iTunes, allows users to log in the gender and location of any moose that they see. The information is then fed into an online database that makes it easier for the provincial authorities to keep tabs on moose populations. Funded by the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, this mobile app is particularly targeted towards hunters who spend a lot of time in the wilderness.
This app is a great example of how crowdsourcing can help authorities and regular citizens to work together to contribute towards conservation efforts.