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Moose app lets users upload data

August 23, 2016 3:28 P.M.

A new, interactive tool will allow B.C. residents to help wildlife biologists monitor moose populations and inform conservation efforts, says Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson.

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. 

The app also includes a digital version of 2016-2018 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis, a searchable, interactive summary of hunting regulations throughout British Columbia.

The app supports the province’s ongoing efforts to strengthen its moose management strategy through the modernization of licensing, inventory and research methods.

The province developed B.C. Moose Tracker in consultation with the B.C. Wildlife Federation and with the financial support of the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation.

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