App can help catch poachers, polluters

The Kelowna Daily Courier featured an app created by the spatial information for community engagement lab at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

The Users of Conservation App can take satellite-referenced, time-stamped photos or videos of the illegal use or abuse of natural resources.

The goal is to assist conservation officers track down poachers, people who dump garbage in forested areas and people who ride ATVs in areas where motorized vehicles are prohibited.