Keeping track of moose in the province is a tap away.
A new interactive tool allows British Columbians to help wildlife biologists monitor moose populations and inform conservation efforts, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson announced.
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.
The data will the help the province monitor moose populations by alerting staff to emerging issues.
The app also includes a digital version of the Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis, a searchable, interactive summary of hunting rules across B.C.
The app supports ongoing efforts to strengthen moose management through modernization of licensing, inventory and research methods.
Moose Tracker was developed in consultation with the B.C. Wildlife Federation and the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation.
“Our members are committed to using the best available science to inform conservation and wildlife management activities. We’re proud to have played a role in making this app a reality. 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,” said BCWF president Jim Glaciar.