Many landholders here in the Bega Valley Shire and beyond have downloaded the NatureMapr app on their phones or have used NatureMapr on the web to upload sightings of species they have photographed or recorded. This is building up a picture of the distribution and abundance of the plants and animals in our region, and is a useful planning tool for governments, local councils, biodiversity experts and environmental groups. Read here to find out more about NatureMapr or see some of the latest sightings in this area by visiting the Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness.
Some improvements or updates have recently been made to the NatureMapr app for iOS. This means that if you are using an iPhone you’ll need to follow these steps to make sure you have the most up to date version of the app:
Step 1: delete your existing app
(simply ‘hold’ on the icon until it shakes, then click the X to delete)
Step 2: go to the app store and download the latest version of NatureMapr
Step 3: on the Projects page of the app, click ADD alongside one or more projects (eg. Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness if you live here on the Far South Coast).
That’s it! Now you can keep uploading photos or recordings of your sightings and contributing to this great Citizen Science Project.