SIRCET EVENT: Learn about Find-A-Pest
To make reporting biosecurity risks as easy as possible, there’s a new NZ smartphone app; Find-A-Pest. You can use the app to learn about the most important weeds and pests to look out for, and to report them and any other unusual new species that you find.
We are fortunate to be one of first groups in NZ to pilot the app, from now until the end of April. The app developers are keen to get your feedback and ideas on any improvements that are needed before the app gets promoted across New Zealand.
We need your help. We need people on / Stewart Island / Rakiura who are interested in protecting the island from weeds and pests to download the Find-A-Pest app, and report exotic species, especially those new or still spreading.
The Find-A-Pest app has been developed by Scion and Lincoln University in conjunction with the BioHeritage National Science Challenge and, regional councils, supported by the forestry and kiwifruit industries.
The app is available for Android or iPhone and is free and simple to use.
SIRCET will be running short training sessions on Saturday 16th of March outside the community centre at 9:30am, 11:00am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm and 5:30pm
if you would like to attend a session or more information please contact Willy Gamble