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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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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Mission WILD

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

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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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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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Biodiversidad en España/Spain

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

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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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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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Nature in Yellow

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

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Common Toad (Toadlet) spotted by Vinny Forest of Dean, England, United Kingdom 5 minutes ago

Small (approx. 7mm long) in abundance around a lakes edge after rain. They made walking around the lake very difficult, as we didn't want to step on any!

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Ringlet Butterfly spotted by Vinny Forest of Dean, England, United Kingdom 18 minutes ago

Common throughout most of Europe, the caterpillars feed on a range of grass species (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringlet), while the adults feed from the flowers of several Asteraceae and Apiaceae.

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Dog Rose & Hoverfly spotted by Vinny Forest of Dean, England, United Kingdom 26 minutes ago

Large tangled shrub with sharp thorns.

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Chestnut Bob butterfly spotted by NidhinBasheer Kerala, India 27 minutes ago

Chestnut Bob is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae, that is found in Asia and parts of Southeast Asia. Male and female dark brown with olive-brown gloss. Male ; upperside, forewing Avith two or three ill-defined yellowish spots ascending obliquely from beyond middle of posterior margin. Female ; forewing with an oblique series of small semi-transparent white spots curving across the disc (more or less distinct), and terminated below by an ill-defined yellowish spot. Underside chestnut-brown suffused with black on the disc; forewing with minute white spots, one at extremity of the cell, and two or three obliquely beyond ; hindwing with a series of three spots disposed in a curve across disc ; cilia greyish-brown. Palpi, body, and legs yellowish beneath.

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Azure Damselfly spotted by Vinny Forest of Dean, England, United Kingdom 35 minutes ago

Common around water bodies during the summer, the male is blue and the female green.

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ellow Archduke Butterfly favorited by maplemoth66 Sarawak, Malaysia an hour ago

Tropical forest

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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