A new app could help protect endangered species. Fishermen in the United States most likely encounter some endangered species sometimes, and if they still want to continue fishing, they have to release certain good baits to protect Mother Nature. A government agency that focuses on habitat and animal conservation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decided to help these people in quite a fashionable way.
The agency partnered up with FishBrain in order to raise awareness regarding endangered species and where they are located. FishBrain is the most popular social network for fishermen. The agency is asking the fishing amateurs to post sightings about the fish they encounter during their trips.
The new application features a section which you can use to post sightings of a maximum of 50 endangered fish. This would be done during the fishing trips, which happen anyway, but this way more people will be able to benefit from them and would also help protect the environment.
Assistant director at the ecological services program within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gary Frazer said how the entire process will have results with the passing of time. He said that to be able to conserve the environment, people must first be educated and encouraged to take part in this activity. The agency is happy to work alongside FishBrain and they recognize the impact of fishermen in protecting the environment.
Frazer also added that anglers will not only participate in informing people regarding numerous species and their locations, but they will also contribute to science by widening the understanding of many species.
FishBrain will do more than just focus on aquatic animals. The app’s list from which people will be able to select species will also have other Endangered Species Act protected animals. It will include birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish and mammals. Even hunters will be able to join the program.
You can download the FishBrain app for free at any time. You need just some little free time (around one minute) to download and install the app and then you can enjoy your hunting and fishing trips all while showing what kind of creatures you encounter from time to time during your journeys.
There is no doubt that the new app developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in collaboration with FishBrain will be extremely helpful in protecting the environment.
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