WomSat, a new app and website created by the university of Western Sydney, has been launched. Partly funded by Emirates Airline and Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, the app uses a smartphone’s in-built GPS system to enable anyone to easily report any sightings of wombat sightings and record the animal’s health.
- Information received from smartphone users is uploaded to a national map used to identify where wombats are most at risk from a parasitic mite that causes various skin infections threatening their survival.
- Since 2008, researchers have been using Emirates Wolgan Valley resort and its property in the greater Blue Mountains for field research into the health of local wombat population.
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- Learn more about the initiative on the Womsat Facebook page
- Use the app to record sightings.