New phone app will drive you feral

Learn all about Australia’s feral animals via the new smart phone app.
Learn all about Australia’s feral animals via the new smart phone app.

Produced by the Invasive Animals CRC, CEO Andreas Glanznig said the App was the first of its kind in Australia, providing Smart Phone users with the opportunity to learn about 31 of Australia’s worst pest animals, the damage they cause and how to identify them in the field.

‘Australia has 56 vertebrate pest species costing at least $1 billion annually in economic, environmental and social impacts,’ Mr Glanznig said.

‘This app contains detailed descriptions, photo galleries, maps, control techniques and quick links to plenty of useful pest control resources for 31 vertebrate pest species in Australia’.

Some of the many resources available through the App include PestSmart Toolkits, FeralScan webmapping and www.feral.org.au.

Farmers, land managers, landcare groups, students, school teachers, universities, local councils, pest controllers, wildlife enthusiasts and the general public can all use the App to learn about wild dogs, mice, rabbits, foxes, carp, feral pigs, cane toads, myna birds and many more species.

Downloaded the free App from the Apple App Store.