App provides details on rare plants
A new app is available to budding botanists to aid in the identification of rare plants throughout the Pilbara.
The free Rare and Priority Plants of the Pilbara app provides easy access to detailed information about rare plant species and makes tracking rare plants in the Pilbara easier.
Developed by the Department of Parks and Wildlife in collaboration with Rio Tinto, the new service provides targeted research relevant to both organisations.
Environment Minister Albert Jacob, who last week launched the app, said it provided descriptions, distribution maps, images and a simple identification guide for 167 rare and little-known plant species.
He said the app was important because the information would help the Government, industry and the community make better decisions about conservation planning.
The app, which is available for Apple or Android phones, would also appeal more broadly to nature lovers and people with an interest in plants.