Apps for Animals



Apps to help animals

There are a number of ways you can help animals by using apps.   An increasing number of animal charities are using htem to make it easier for us all to make a difference.  Here are some examples - this list will grow, so please come back and visit it :-)  

Marine Conservation Society

The Good Fish Guide is the definitive guide to sustainable seafood and its aim is to help you make the right choice when buying fish, being in a supermarket or fishmongers.  You can search by a common fish name and the App explains the traffic light rating systems, so that you can easily tell what you can and can't eat, and the fish you should only eat occasionally.  If you can't download apps, there's an online guide you can print off instead.  Click here to download this app from the Marine Conservation Society.  

Butterfly Conservation

Butterfly Conservation has a new Smartphone app, iRecord Butterflies.  It's free and is available for iOS and Android devices.  It will guide you through the identification of any butterfly than you see in the UK and crucially give you the opportunity to record butterflies you see.  You can contribute these sightings towards Butterfly Conservation’s national recording scheme which provide the key foundation for conservation work to help butterflies. Click here to download the app

Report Illegal Wildlife Trade

You can now report suspected illegal wildlife trade in South-East Asia using a smartphone app developed by the Taronga Conservation Society Australia in partnership with TRAFFIC.   Called Wildlife Witness, you can take a photo, pining the exact location of an incident and sending the details to TRAFFIC.   Reports will be analysed so that information can build up data over  time and help further understanding of the illegal wildlife trade in the area, so that it can be tackled in the best way.  Click here for more info


The WWF has an app - WWF Together - which you can download from the App Store.   This interactive experience brings you closer to the stories of elephants, whales, rhinos and other amazing species and there are in-depth, interactive stories of animals too! 


The RSPB Giving Nature a Home app helps you explore your passion and excitement for nature!  There are easy steps you can take and plus quizzes to help you learn about the natural world.   Find out more here


Froglife's app enables you to identify reptiles and amphibians, report a sighting, and find out more about indivdual species.  Hop over to Froglife here