Wildlife Alert is an identification tool to alert military personnel serving in Afghanistan when products containing fur, anthers, horns, scales, and shells may be made from potentially threatened or endangered wildlife. The Wildlife Conservation Society and the Department of Defense Legacy Resource Management Program partnered to make this app free and available to the public.


Easy-to–use diagnostics to discern real products from fake products

Simple questions to guide the user to several animals from which to select a match

Detailed descriptions of 75 commonly traded and/or highly endangered species

Close up photos of furs, skins, antlers, horns and ivory as well as multiple photos of animals in the wild

Submit photos to aid WCS in identifying new animal products, or gathering additional information about existing photos

Use this app at on-base bazaars or when encountering wildlife products being sold as souvenirs at off-base markets. Military Police can also use this app to check whether souvenirs being brought back to the United States are legal to transport.

What’s New

Version 1.8.1

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

In this version we have added additional photo credits for new animals we have introduced to the application.

App Privacy

The developer, Wildlife Conservation Society, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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