October 19th, 2012
With iPhones in hand, visitors to national wildlife refuges in the Chesapeake Bay
region can now photograph and share their sightings with a worldwide community
of wildlife watchers. The free National Wildlife Refuges Chesapeake Bay app is a new tool for exploring the
outdoors and is available for download from the App Store (http://bit.ly/QTS53B).
App users can post photos of the plants and animals they find on refuges and tap
into a global network of experts for information about the species. As the postings accumulate, scientists and
refuge managers will be able to view the data to see where and when species
inhabit specific locations.
The app was developed through a partnership among the Chesapeake Conservancy and National Geographic Society with
support from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It incorporates the popular Project Noah wildlife photo-sharing service.