Apps developed to help conservation

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Scottish researchers are leading an international project to preserve areas of cultural or environmental significance such as the mythological home of the Greek gods.

Mount Olympus is one of the sites earmarked for a conservation scheme, named The Cobweb Project, that will encourage members of the public to document environmental changes using personal cameras and smartphones.

Edinburgh University researchers will develop mobile apps to help tourists observe wildlife populations, plant species and rising water levels in special “biosphere reserves” identified by world conservation body Unesco. including the UK’s own Dyfi Valley in Mid Wales.

The project is supported by a consortium of 13 partners from the UK, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands and Ireland.