We want to learn more about echidnas! Where they are, what they are doing, if they are healthy - so we can work towards their conservation. How can you help? By taking photos and collecting scats (i.e. poo).
Although an iconic native Australian animal, we do not know much about echidnas’ wild populations, as they are extremely hard to find (when you’re actually looking for them).
However, we know that there are many of you that have seen wild echidnas (sometimes even in your own backyard!) and taken photos or videos of them.
With your help and photo taking abilities we can start filling in the gaps about wild echidnas in Australia.
What we also need help with is collecting echidna scats (which is a nicer way of saying poo). Why? Because we can get a lot of information about echidnas through the molecules in their scats. We can get out DNA and hormones to tell us who that echidna is, if it’s healthy, stressed or reproductively active. And so we can learn more about these wild populations without having to track or capture any of these animals.
Please note that the app needs access to your device location - this is to ensure that we get an accurate location recording when you take a sighting or observation.
Bug fix for Map display.
Ratings and Reviews
Can't access photos I have of echidnas on my phone downloaded from a bigger camera. Why not have access to the photos on the phone rather than limit photos to those taken by the phone?
Response was: You can upload existing photos that you have of echidna directly into the Atlas of Living Australia. The app is designed to be used whenever you spot an echidna as you're out and about. Please look at the website for more info. Cheers
I see echidnas all the time and would love to help but the ALA is so clunky it's impossible to use because a creative commons authority is required. I've checked and there are no echidnas recorded where I see them and I'm afraid there won't be in future.
Developer Response ,
You can upload existing photos that you have of echidna directly into the Atlas of Living Australia. The app is designed to be used whenever you spot an echidna as you're out and about. Please look at the website for more info. Cheers!
Thanks for your second response. You can specify the Creative Commons licence to be used in the ALA, perhaps the CC BY-NC-ND one would be suitable for you? Would be great to get your sightings recorded in any case. We also have an app update in the works that will allow you to upload images from your phone photo library (if they have location information attached/embedded). Cheers.
Have downloaded and only works through ALA
Which after I press done! Having filled in all the fields, you can’t tell whether it is successful. So I emailed short video to the University.
Is it worth continuing, as feels like app is defunct, or antiquated
S. Hall - 2 sightings in 2 days.... not sure you’re getting the info
Developer Response ,
Hi there! Thanks for the info about your problem. If the upload of your data is successful then you should see a notification screen with a large green tick. You should also be notified if it's not successful. If there's a problem and no upload has been made, you can still upload by going to the "Project" screen, select "About this app" and from that screen select the upload data button on the bottom right. Hope this helps!
Easy to use
Easy to use and good citizen science ap.
Developer Response ,
Thanks, glad you like it - keep up the submissions! :-)
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- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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