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Marine resources

BC Moose Tracker

App by the Government of BC

Allows hunters and other outdoor recreationists to upload information on the number, sex, and location of moose they encounter to provide data for conservation and management in the province. Additionally includes a digital version of the 2016-2018 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis (summary of hunting seasons and regulations, as well as interactive map)

App Price: Free

Central Coast Biodiversity

App by the Program of the Hakai Institute and the Starzomski Lab in the School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria

Provides identification assistance for over 210 plants, 80 birds, 190 marine invertebrates, 50 fish, 20 mammals and reptiles, 120 seaweeds, and more. Also includes background about the area (Great Bear Rainforest) and links to find more information

App Price: Free

Conservation App

App by the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF)

Enables users to take photos and videos that are time stamped to report illegal use or abuse of BC’s natural resources. Includes a public website to increase awareness about BC’s natural resources

App Price: Free


App by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Global online database for tracking bird observations and sharing data for others to view for scientific research, education, and conservation. Includes info on birds around the globe and a global network for birders

App Price: Free


App by iNaturalist LLC (joint initiative of the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society)

Enables users to engage in citizen science by sharing biodiversity information to help each other learn and researchers collect data. Includes key features such as identification suggestions, feedback from iNaturalist community, and a place to record a list of living things you’ve observed

App Price: Free

Scavenger (a Pacific Northwest Adventure)

App by Michelle Morry

Helps users to explore the forests of the Pacific Northwest with information about different plants. Creates an exciting way to see what you can identify when out in nature

App Price: Free


App by iNaturalist

Uses the power of image recognition technology to identify plants and animals users focus on. Identify species, learn about them, and collect badges. Kid-Safe app that doesn't collect any data or precise location without an iNaturalist account or parental permission for kids under 13

App price: Free


App by Ocean Wise Conservation Association

Help contribute to cetacean research by reporting sightings of whales, dolphins, porpoises, and sea turtles in the waters of BC. Includes info to learn about the 23 species of cetaceans and four species of sea turtles that live off the coast of BC

App Price: Free

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