Map of Life

524 reviews
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About this app

What species live here? What is that living thing? And where else does it occur? Find out with the Map of Life app, putting the most advanced geographic biodiversity knowledge at your fingertips. The app builds on a global scientific effort to to help you discover, identify and record species worldwide. Birds, mammals, frogs, reptiles, butterflies, dragonflies, bumblebees, fish, trees ... tap into an unrivalled and growing database covering 30,000+ species worldwide, and add to it yourself!

+ Discover and identify species around you and worldwide
Get a list of species around you or your next destination together with information to identify and learn about them. Forgot that big guide book on your hike? Map of Life has you covered and already done much of the identification work for you!

+ Record your sightings
Seen something noteworthy you want to share or build your
own list of species for a site? Record your observations in the app, share them with friends or engage with them online at Your records may help researchers fill critical gaps for conservation and species monitoring.

+ Engage with species and their ranges
Learn about how data like yours can make a difference, map species and learn about them at Map of Life
Updated on
Jun 11, 2017

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524 reviews
A Google user
January 2, 2019
I like the app as it provides the status and location of a certain species although some species are not present in the app. Most of the information of a certain species, a koala for example, is taken from wikipedia.
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July 5, 2020
I hate that you have to use this app only when you have Wi-Fi, I hope you add more national parks or overall you can use the whole app offline when you're herping or just taking a stroll through you're garden, please add this to your next major update,thank you!
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Albert DelFlore
July 31, 2022
Another great app. It's more comprehensive than leaf snap. They are complementary to each other.
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What's new

Bug fixes and performance improvements