New app maps pests

Gatton Star - - Into Rural -

A NEW app is avail­able for any­one who wants to record pest an­i­mals in their lo­cal area, help co­or­di­nate lo­cal pest con­trol, and in­form lo­cal land man­agers.

The ‘Fer­alS­can pest map­ping app’ is avail­able for Ap­ple and An­droid users, and has been funded by the In­va­sive An­i­mals CRC, NSWLo­cal Land Ser­vices, Land­care groups and the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment.

The app is easy to use, and can even be used when your mo­bile is off­line.

It is linked to the pop­u­lar Fer­alS­can web-map­ping ser­vice which now hosts over 35,000 com­mu­nity records of pest an­i­mals, im­pacts and con­trol ac­tions.

The app is be­ing used by farm­ers, com­mu­nity-groups, lo­cal gov­ern­ment, NRM groups, and pest con­trol pro­fes­sion­als across the coun­try.

It’s avail­able from the App Store and Google Play.

The In­va­sive An­i­mals CRC is crit­i­cal in ef­forts to com­bat the threat of in­va­sive an­i­mals by de­vel­op­ing new tech­nolo­gies and in­te­grated strate­gies that are more hu­mane, tar­get spe­cific and ef­fec­tive to re­duce the im­pact of in­va­sive an­i­mals in Aus­tralia.

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