A new online register has been developed to help reduce the incidence of wildlife roadkill on Tasmanian roads.
The Tasmanian Liberal Government recognises that roadkill is a challenging issue to manage and it impacts many native species in Tasmania.
That is why the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania has developed the Tasmanian Roadkill Reporter, which allows observations of roadkill to be recorded quickly and easily.
The register works by recording the location and species of roadkill, there’s also the option to add a photo.
We know the two most effective methods to reduce roadkill are increasing driver awareness and drivers slowing down in high-risk times and locations.
Citizen science approaches not only assist in raising awareness and engagement with the issue, but also provide useful information that can assist in reducing roadkill and protecting our wildlife.
Data collected through this app can help identify roadkill hotspots to be the target of mitigation campaigns.
From today, road users can follow the instructions on the NRE Tas website to set up the Tasmanian Roadkill Reporter on their smart phones and tablets and begin reporting.
The Tasmanian Roadkill Reporter should only be used when it is safe to do so. It is illegal to use the app whilst driving.
The app is free to download and use.