Taronga have stumbled across 10 fantastic wildlife apps that teach you everything you need to know about plants and animals; from how to identify species, where to find them and how to contribute to their survival! Become a wildlife expert and make a difference by simply downloading an app...
- Wildlife Witness
Developed in partnership with TRAFFIC, Taronga’s Wildlife Witness app empowers travellers to report illegal wildlife trade by taking a photo, pinning its location and sending the information directly to TRAFFIC.
- Biodiversity Is Us
Learn about over 400 species of animals and discover how you can contribute to biodiversity. Aiming to educate and inspire people to take action and support biodiversity, Biodiversity Is Us is a World Association of Zoos and Aquariums global campaign. Learn about endangered animals and discover how you can help biodiversity.
- IFAW Wildlife Rescue
Created by the International Fund for Animal Welfare and the NSW Wildlife Council, the Wildlife Rescue app gives people the chance to save injured or orphaned native wildlife by putting them in direct contact with their nearest rescue organisation in NSW.
Developed by CSIRO and the Commonwealth Government, The Atlas of Living Australia is a national initiative to provide information about Australian animals, plants, fungi and microorganisms. Helping to increase our knowledge and understanding of Australian biodiversity, OzAtlas allows you to view details of species as well as submit species occurrence records.
- WWF Together
World Wildlife Fund’s award-winning app provides an interactive learning experience of the world’s most amazing and endangered species. Including videos, graphics, fun facts and lots of detailed information, WWF Together provides a close-up educational experience with animals.
- Gaia Guide
Non-for profit initiative Gaia Guide is an online field guide with thousands of species listed. The app is designed to help people recognise and build an understanding of wildlife and biodiversity.
- ABC Wildlife
A fun animal exploration app by ABC, designed to teach kids about a range of different animals.
- Field Guide to NSW Fauna
Created by the Australian Museum, this app allows you to explore and identify the unique and diverse fauna of New South Wales. Browse over 1000 species; discover detailed descriptions, stunning images and helpful maps.
- WildlifeID Australia
Identify over 2000 species of birds, fish, insects and lizards with the WildlifeID Australia app. A helpful identification guide for beginners interested in wildlife.
- Michael Morcombe’s Field Guide to Australian Birds
A comprehensive field guide to Australian birds, containing photos and bird call recordings of over 790 species. This app helps you recognise species and retains a record of all your sightings.
Another great list of wildlife apps by Australian Geographic: http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/wildlife/2014/06/best-australian-wildlife-apps-of-2014
By Madeline Bowmer