What’s that species, is it endangered or common? The South Coast Endangered Species Finder provides a wealth of features to help identify endangered species that users may encounter in BC’s Coast Region (South, Central and North Coast, Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii), with a specific focus on the SCCP’s backyard – the South Coast (Lower Mainland) of BC. Each profile includes up to date taxonomic information (species scientific name) as well as conservation status at the provincial, federal and international level. Presently close to 50 species are available with image and basic information. Over 100 animal and plant profiles containing a complete range of information features will be available once the app is complete (target date December 2015). Features: • Images of look-alike species ("similar"), information on the species ecology (habitat, diet, lifecycle table), range maps as well as information about threats affecting the species and where to look for further information on their conservation and management. • Each profile is supported by an image gallery and description of the species with detailed characteristics to assist in identification on the go! • Search tool using keywords, species common name and scientific name as well as basic display of species and thumbnail images alphabetically on the start page. • Hundreds of images including adult and juveniles and typical habitat • Simple field ID tip illustrations, easy to use menu and links to other conservation organizations and stewardship resources. Use your phone’s camera to take pictures of species you encounter and make field notes using your phone’s GPS system to create a diary of occurrences and favourites to use for future reference. This information will also be invaluable for reporting your information through portals like the BC Conservation Data Centre and programs like BC Frog Watch and the Community Bat Programs of BC Presently running as a beta version, the first generation of this app is limited for use on Android mobile devices that run OS 4 or higher. With further funding the SCCP plans to enable the system to run on Apple devices as well as add more species profiles. The SCCP is also hoping to build capacity to incorporate a “report a species” function so that users can submit images, coordinates and records of species for confirmation. Ultimately the SCCP hopes the system will be integrated with its “Species at Risk Networking” platform as well as provide a conduit for submitting occurrence information to the BC Conservation Data Centre.