Ltyentye Apurte Rangers - Tracks
The Tracks App allows you to collect information on tracks and other sign (scats, diggings, burrows, bones, and feathers). Information will be used to map the country that native animals are found in. With lots of Indigenous Ranger groups in remote areas, we will be able to get a picture of what is happening across Australia. Distribution mapping helps us to understand if animals are leaving country or coming back to country. Information on the type of country, fire, animal food plants, feral predators such as cats and foxes and feral herbivores such as cattle, camels, donkeys and horses may help us to understand why native animals are leaving country.
New trackers should practice track identification before collecting data in The Tracks App. Expert trackers should be sought out to provide training in track identification. Training materials are available in the resources section of The Tracks Hub.
Information collected in The Tracks App will be made available to the public. They will not be able to access accurate location of sensitive/threatened species without your permission. By sharing this information the public will learn more about animals found in remote parts of Australia and the skills and knowledge of Indigenous people. Researchers may use the information to study different animals and how they are affected by change, e.g. weather, fire, weeds, and feral animals. Project teams maintain ownership of the data and must be acknowledged for their work in collecting it.
This project acknowledges the work of CyberTracker in supporting track and sign data collection by Indigenous people and aims to develop those activities in Australia through this Tracking Australia and Indigenous Desert Alliance collaboration.
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