Poachers, dumpers targeted

November 28, 2016 – Castanet

hose wanting to help stamp out poachers and polluters have a new weapon.

The BC Wildlife Federation released an iPhone app that lets users take geo-referenced, time-stamped pictures or videos to report illegal activity in the backcountry.

“By using the app to text your observations, you are helping – in a big way– our thinly stretched enforcement people to avoid wasting valuable follow-up response time, by pinpointing the specific geo-location, time, date, and capturing an image of your observed infractions,” said Rick Simpson, from the BCWF’s Okanagan region.

“This is an exciting time for conservation.”

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