A new app designed by Zoological society of London has been unveiled called ‘Instant WILD’. The app is set up to motion sensor camera set up in countries as far as Kenya, Sri Lanka and Mongolia.
The animals trigger the camera and the photos are sent straight to the users. Scientists hope users of the app will be able to alert them of any new species that might be flagged up. In essence every one using the app will be an explorer and could potentially be the first person to see a new species.
ZSL’s conservation director Professor Jonathan Baillie said: ‘Seeing a herd of elephants crossing the path of a hidden camera on the other side of the world is an amazing privilege. Now we can share that amazing experience with everyone.
‘By asking people to help us identify species through the app, we are turning wildlife conservation into the massive team effort that it needs to be.
‘Instant WILD will likely revolutionise the way we monitor many of the rarest and most threatened species on the planet.’
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