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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National Geographic's Great Nature Project

National Geographic is urging everyone to get outside to explore nature. Participants are asked to ...

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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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Mushroom Mapping

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

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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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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 Dragonflies & Damselflies

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

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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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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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Bee-Killer commented on by Sigg Guanacaste, Costa Rica 37 seconds ago

Thanks for the nomination Fyn Kynd!

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Unknown spotting spotted by dandoucette Indonesia 3 minutes ago

small, semi woody plant, flower about 4cm (1.5")

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Unknown spotting spotted by dandoucette Indonesia 3 minutes ago

small, semi woody plant, flower about 4cm (1.5")

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Leucanella viridiscens favorited by AntónioGinjaGinja Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal, Mexico 3 minutes ago

I saw a bush filled with these little guys and I took a few to show my second grade students at the time. They formed a cocoon but never turned into a moth, I think because my classroom got too cold :( It took me a while to figure out what they were. I had to finally search in Spanish and found out. I think its rather unusual to see them in Mexico City, I think they are normally found in South America, normally Brazil (I could be mistaken by this) Very cool looking and my students loved watching them make the cocoon!!!

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Satin Bowerbird (female or juvenile male) favorited by AntónioGinjaGinja Warwick, Queensland, Australia 3 minutes ago

This is either a female or juvenile male Satin Bowerbird, the species of which is endemic to eastern Australia. It is an elegant and beautiful bird, and the plumage of this specimen is as equally stunning as that of a mature male. I knew it was a bowerbird because of the violet-blue eyes. The mature male's plumage is a striking glossy blue-black, and the male only develops his satiny sheen after seven years: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/966... Up until this time, the juvenile male possesses the same plumage and colouring as the female. The male Satin Bowerbird is perhaps the best known and well documented of all the bowerbirds in Australia. This fame partially stems from its practice of building and decorating a bower to attract females, and decorating it with bright blue coloured objects that it collects. That can include clothes pegs, bottle caps, you name it - anything blue.

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The Real Jewel Beetle favorited by AntónioGinjaGinja Tamil Nadu, India 4 minutes ago

This beautiful Jewel actual size is about 2 cms .. taken at natural light at a lovely evening. Exif 1/125 , F 5.6 , ISO 1600

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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