U.S. anglers surely encounter endangered species from time to time, and if they want to keep fishing, they let go of some of the good baits in order to protect Mother Nature. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (a government agency that deals with animal and habitat conservation) decided to help these ladies and gentlemen in a very stylish way.
By partnering up with FishBrain, the most accessed social network for fishing amateurs, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is trying to raise awareness about endangered species and where to find them. The agency is encouraging anglers to post sightings about fish that they see in their trips.
The application features a new section in which you can post sightings of 50 endangered species at max. It would be done during their fishing trips, which they take anyway, but more people would actually benefit from these trips and would help protect the environment.
Gary Frazer, assistant director of the Service’s ecological services program, explained that the process is one that will have results in time. Frazer said that, in order to conserve, one must be educated first and then encouraged to participate in the activity. The Service is delighted to work with FishBrain and they acknowledge the anglers’ impact in protecting the environment.
Frazer also said that anglers do not only participate in informing people about various species and where to find them, but they also bring a great contribution to science by “expanding the understanding of various species.”
But FishBrain is not only going to tackle aquatic animals. The list from which fishers will be able to choose species will also contain other animals protected by the Endangered Species Act. We are talking about fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds and other mammals. Hunters can join the “raise awareness program” as well!
FishBrain is a free application that you can download any time. All you need is one spare minute to download and install it and then enjoy your fishing or hunting trip while occasionally showing the world what creatures you encountered on your way. It is fun, relaxing and it is quite helpful too!
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