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.
Minor enhancements and fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
This app is user friendly and I love the map showing all my sightings, (think the echidna has a large area and I’m seeing the same one ) kids love the app and so do I
Developer Response ,
Great to hear that you're enjoying it and thanks for helping us with our echidna research! Keep on submitting those sightings! :-)
App need a facelift
I really love the idea of this app and what you’ve essentially made it for but it’s not functional. The links don’t work all the time.
We live in the hinterland if Sunshine Coast and I’ve seen Echidna’s a few times now which we love and we’ve wanted to use this app but it’s not user friendly.
I have an iPhone 11 and the app looks stretched almost and when I attempt to upload photos it always takes me back to website. It’s been like this over a couple of different devices and I’ve had the app for about a year.
I think you guys have an awesome base for something great but the app needs some TLC.
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.
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Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, and iPad (7th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular.
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.