A stroll through the park could be quite an invigorating experience, but a stroll through a forest or through a natural park could be considered a real epiphany. Amateur naturalists are invited to document Colorado wildlife using a smartphone application.
The ongoing project is part of a larger scientifical endeavor, started by iNaturalist.org. Aiming to study the effects of global warming of several species of animals, the project had a jumping start from the beginning due to crowdfunding.
Amateurs and specialists alike are encouraged to explore the natural parks from all around the country and shared their experience with other nature lovers. The new application lets user document their encounters with Nature.
So, if you decide to take a quick stroll through the forest and encounter wildlife, you can now record your observation and share it among your friends and fellow researchers. Wildlife specialists will use the data supplied by nature lovers in order to make certain projection regarding how climate changes can impact wildlife.
Julie Arington, the administrator of Steamboat Lake State Park, declared that this application designed to encourage people to discover the local Colorado parks. Moreover, she also said that people will always like to share what they found, and this application is designed to do so.
Those who have downloaded the iNaturalist application from either Google Play or iOs Store will be able to upload pictures, movies or even sound recording of different animal species. Moreover, once you start making a recording, the GPS system will kick in, thus disclosing the relative location of the animal.
The data supplied by this application will be used by researchers in order to make certain projection regarding the welfare of the animal.
Amateur naturalists are invited to document Colorado wildlife, and it would seem that the application is not without its fans. Since it was launched on the online market, nearly 60 people from Colorado alone have turned in approximately 300 observation on wildlife encounters.
And, if we take a closer look at the numbers since the project began, iNaturalist.org has attracted nearly 130000 all across the globe. And adding up the number of observation, to our surprise, we see that no less than 2 million observations have been posted on the application.
As stated, in order to use the application, head on over to either Google Play or iOS store and download the iNaturalist app. After logging in, you can document your own wildlife encounters, using different formats like pictures, movies or sound clips.