World Wide Fund for Nature – India (WWF-India) on 10 December 2014 launched the project Mobile Apps for Climate Change: A Citizen Science Programme for Schools in Metros in Hyderabad. It launched the project in collaboration with the Hyderabad-based L V Prasad Eye Institute.
The project was launched to make students aware about biodiversity and make them interested in environment.
As part of the project, three mobile apps on urban birds, butterflies and trees were launched. These apps will go live from 12 December 2014.
The apps were proposed and developed by V Shubhalaxmi-led Ladybird Environmental Consulting (LEC).
These apps will bring urban biodiversity information on the fingertips of the users in four metros, namely Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata and Hyderabad.
In addition to mobile apps, the project also includes a School Citizen Science Programme titled Urban iNaturewatch Challenge. This programme will allow 40 city schools to take up local biodiversity studies as part of their project work.
When: on 10 December 2014