Project Noah

Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.

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Birds of the World

There are over 10,000 living species of birds on the planet. They can be found in ecosystems across ...

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Butterflies & Moths of the World

Butterflies and Moths are insects of the order Lepidoptera. Their brilliant colors have inspired ...

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WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity

Millions of city-dwellers walk their local streets every day, but many overlook the multitude of ...

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Flowers of North America

We want you to help us build a photo collection of flowers from around the world. Show us what ...

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Mission WILD

The WILD Foundation works to protect & interconnect at least half of the planet’s land & water to ...

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Moths of the World

Moths? Yes: a world of sphinxes, hawks, owls, tigers, and scary eyes, all waiting for you outside ...

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Mushroom Mapping

Mushroom ecology is a pivotal orientation point for exploring urban systems. Help us gather ...

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International Spider Survey

Spiders are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs. The International Society of Arachnology ...

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The Color Red

The color red is a bold color that represents passion. We would like to create a collection of ...

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Biodiversidad en España/Spain

Habitat: Indicar el sitio donde se encontró (campo, montaña, lago, mar, río...) Habitat: Enter the ...

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Global Flight

To create a magnificent collection of images of your favourite fliers. Not just birds, but bats, ...

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Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

Dragonflies and damselflies are agile insects of the order Odonata. With a worldwide distribution ...

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Captive Animals

While we are all so focused on animals in nature, we ignore the fact theres wildlife in our own ...

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Nature in Yellow

It would be so interesting to see all the yellow flowers, fruits, insects, animals of the world.

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Flowers of Europe

We want you to help us build a photo collection of flowers from around the world. Show us what ...

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Giant Banjo Frog favorited by Polilla NSW, Australia 11 minutes ago

Large globular frog, 90mm. Colour varies from pale yellow/fawn to brown with black flecks and spots on dorsal surface. Has an orange stripe below the eye bordered above with thicker black stripe and also an orange band running down the side of the body. Ventral surface generally a bright yellow. In this case, some colour was lost due to the yellow light of the torch being used to illuminate the subject.

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Plains-wanderer favorited by Polilla NSW, Australia 12 minutes ago

Australian endemic. Small 'quail like' ground bird. Females 18cm males smaller at 15cm. Females a fawn/grey-brown with black scale like patterning. Belly lighter coloured. She also has a characteristic black spotted neck and a rufous breast band. Legs, bill and iris are yellow. Smaller male looks similar but without neck and breast markings. Rarely seen flying. Last image shows both female and male.

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Plains-wanderer commented on by Polilla NSW, Australia 12 minutes ago

Another amazing spotting! Was it difficult to find at night?

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Unknown spotting commented on by Janfour Cuales Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines 12 minutes ago

Thank you Daniele! I just did as you advised.

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Giant African Land Snail favorited by Machi Bali, Indonesia 26 minutes ago

Conical shape shell, about 5cm large, pale brown with dark brown stripes. The shell is particularly tough and has the highest heavy metal content of any snail species.

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spider favorited by Machi Uttarakhand, India 27 minutes ago

A spider resembling an octopus deep under the vegetation. Found on a ledge.

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Mapping Nature on Your Smartphone

For the developers at New York start-up Networked Organisms, smartphones are the butterfly nets of the 21st Century. Their tool, Project Noah, lets people upload photos of plants and wildlife around them, creating a map of the natural world and contributing to scientific research in the process.

WSJ
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What kind of beetle? This app knows

Bespectacled scientists of yore would carry around hefty field guides, made up of hundreds of pages of text and photos. But these days, smartphone owners have a lighter option: an app called Project Noah, which aims to help people identify plants and animals as well as collect data from "citizen scientists" about where certain species are located.

CNN
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Designing ecosystems for talent development

Project Noah enables us to be part of a more focused online community where we can learn more about wildlife around us and contribute to scientific research. It pulls participants into deeper, more meaningful engagement by enabling people to go on “missions” to collectively map changes based on sightings.

The Economist
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A smart way to save wildlife

A modern invention that may also hold the key to saving species in the future. Project Noah is a global study that encourages nature lovers to document the wildlife they encounter, using a purpose built phone app and web community. In addition to the virtual "collection" of species, Project Noah encourages citizen science by linking up with existing surveys including the International Spider Survey and the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network.

BBC
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Dial-a-Class

New mobile applications include a tool called NOAH that lets you take cellphone pictures of bugs and trees and then sends back an identification of the exact type in as little as 24 hours.

NY TIMES
With support from National Geographic