There are numerous factors like size, resources,distribution methods, data collection & data collation which make information gathering a huge challenge. Without this data, key decisions can't be made and critical trends could be missed. Paper based data sheets have many issues : printing costs, distribution , collection, data collation, etc. At the same time there are many concerned and honest citizens that are willing and able to help but don't know how.
We developed EcoSourcer as a way to help environmental groups harness 'people power' - citizen-sourced information about wildlife and/or environmental issues. We want to help build up a clearer picture of how the worlds ecosystems are faring, in a quick and easy way. Anyone who has a smartphone can download the app, sign themselves in, and help out out.