FWC launches new app for reporting wildlife sightings

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By: Aubrey Brown | WCTV Eyewitness News
February 20, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is encouraging residents to take an active role in preservation by reporting animal sightings with the new FWC Reporter app.

“This app strengthens our relationship with the public by engaging people and streamlining communication with our staff,” said Gil McRae, director of FWC’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. “This is a great opportunity to incorporate citizen participation into our research and management efforts.”

The app allows users to report fish kills, trapped or injured wildlife and the spotting of exotic species. To make a report, users select a category from the menu, provide relevant information and submit any photos.

The FWC says it often relies on reports from citizens to protect and manage Florida’s fish and wildlife.

FWC Reporter can be downloaded for free on Apple or Android smartphones and tablets.

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