DPaW release new Marine Parks WA app for iPhones and iPads

THE Department of Parks and Wildlife have released a brand new app for iPhones and iPads, designed to help people explore Western Australia’s 13 marine parks.

To download the app, which features travel tips and activities, an offline map and a list of local wildlife found in the area, search for Marine Parks WA in the app store.

To download the app, which features travel tips and activities, an offline map and a list of local wildlife found in the area, search for Marine Parks WA in the app store.

The Marine Parks WA app features detailed information about each reserve, including the Ngari Capes Marine Park, located along the South West coast.

DPaW senior projects officer Carolyn Thomson-Dans said the app, created with the support of Department of Fisheries and Exxon Mobil Australia, would make it easier for people to plan their visits to WA’s marine parks.

“The app contains comprehensive information about each marine park, along with 72 common marine wildlife species and species of conservation significance such as whales, reptiles and fish,” she said.

“Importantly, all the data is downloaded to your phone, allowing people to access park information at any time. For example, the app has a ‘where am I?’ function so park users can see which marine park zone they are in and what activities they can enjoy in each particular area, even when offline or out of mobile phone range.”

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