US Fish and Wildlife Service partners with FishBrain app to save endangered species

U.S. Wildlife officials are now asking the Nature lovers to use an app that helps the government body know the location and habitat of endangered species. Users will be requested to report about such species to the U.S. Wildlife as soon as they see an endangered animal in the wilderness.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said that they have joined hands with the makers of FishBrain app. This app has been specially designed as a social networking service for the people who love to go on fishing. Here, users share the pictures and information on what they catched.

This way, anglers are aware of the fishes that are endangered and catching them would be a federal crime, however, if reported to the U.S. Wildlife, the body can make sure that these fishes live and reproduce well so as to increase their population. There are several fishes and turtles that are federally protected and catching and killing them is enough to put you behind the bars.

Coming back to the app, the users can log up to 50 endangered species and help the federal body know the location and habitats of such animals. It will also help the scientists and researchers study them and regain their population above the endangered bar.

The idea will prove to be a magnificent for the U.S. Wildlife department, as they are giving the control and information on the federally protected species in the hands of its citizens. These days, everyone has a smartphone, and it is very easy for them to access the information. Days are gone when everything was only available on the big chunky computers sitting on your desk. All you need to do is open the app and report or post about the species you may encounter.

Apart from that, the app will also help you identify the fish you caught, and will tell you whether it is an endangered species or not. All you need to do is download the app from Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. The app is currently available on these two platforms only, we may see more coming shortly.

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Nitin Agarwal

Nitin has a background in Electrical Engineering and is passionate about the Internet of Things. He covers how connected devices like smart homes, wearables, and industrial IoT are changing our daily lives. Nitin is also a DIY enthusiast and loves to build IoT gadgets.