Carnivore Tracker Spot it, Report it.
The Cheetah Conservation Fund in association with the Large Carnivore Management Association of Namibia brings you a Citizen Science App, download here.
On August the 31st 2015 the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), in association with the Large Carnivore Management Association of Namibia (LCMAN) released Carnivore Tracker, a new App. for all mobile devices. Carnivore Tracker enables members of the scientific community, farmers, tourists, and local residents to contribute to the collection of important distribution data and therefore to be directly involved in the conservation of Namibia’s carnivore species.
Carnivore Tracker allows you to become a citizen scientist and allows for greatly increased survey areas and significantly quicker data collection and analysis. Combined with other monitoring techniques and human-carnivore conflict data conservation action can be targeted to key areas in order to maximise effectiveness of resources and help secure the long-term future of all Namibian carnivores.
The information collected through Carnivore Tracker includes the species sighted, number of individuals and the GPS location, even outside of Wi-Fi and network coverage. Each carnivore species has a photographic icon for clear identification and a short description on its ecology and rarity.
Carnivore Tracker has been designed for everyone to get involved regardless of age or experience. If you are visiting Namibia on holiday you can help by reporting what you see during your travels through the country while resident Namibians can report what you see on a daily, weekly and monthly basis no matter what you are doing or where you are.
Carnivore Tracker will create a large interconnected community to ensure we have accurate and robust data on the distribution and status of the carnivore population across Namibia, as knowing where the carnivores are located is critically important in order to conserve them now and for future generations. Every three months all Carnivore Tracker users will receive an update of carnivores which have been sighted and recorded across Namibia including a map so you can see how your sighting has contributed.
Carnivore Tracker is free to download and is available for both Apple and Android.
Download Carnivore Tracker and become a member of the LCMAN research team today!