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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Mermaid's Wineglass favorited by AntónioGinjaGinja Florida, USA a minute ago

This is shockingly a single-celled organism but a very large one. See this spotting to see the stalks and to get general size perspective: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/506...

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Jumping spider spotted by TamaraMiranda Rio Claro, SP, Brazil a minute ago

Urbanized area

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Owl - Indian Scops Owl favorited by AntónioGinjaGinja Rajasthan, India 2 minutes ago

Medium sized buffy brown owl with large prominent ear tufts; buff nuchal-collar edged with dark brown, finely streaked underparts, ans buffish scapular spots; dark orange or brown eyes; very variable in colouration, can be pale grey-brown or warm rufous-brown; legs feathered to base of toes. Photo taken at Keoladeo National Park, Rajasthan, India

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European peacock; Mariposa pavo real favorited by AntónioGinjaGinja Comunidad de Madrid, Spain 2 minutes ago

Very spectacular butterfly (6cm wingspan) with large blue ocella surrounded by yellow and black that looks like an eye at each one of its wings. The rest of the anverse wing side is intense red, with black spots on the anterior edge of the front wings and a gray border in the four wings. The underside of the wings is almost black, crossed by faint clearer lines. The reason for these colors and contrasts has been explained by specialists as a multiple method of defense. First, when it rests showing wings folded vertically, it tries to go unnoticed, merging with the surroundings (logs, for example). If this strategy fails, it does not hesitate to launch the second method of defense, when, before the attack an eventual attack of a predator, it opens the wings showing their large ocelli generating a state of confusion in the latter for a few small moments , while the Inachis which take advantage to escape. Even so, if all of the previous strategy had failed, and the insect is finally attacked by a bird, for example, the ocelli are the object of such attack and not the body, limiting the damages. Therefore the defense strategy consists of three stages: mimetism-surprise-flight. It is common in Europe in all types of habitats: grasslands, clear forests, even in parks and gardens in cities. It flies between June and September, in general below 2000 metres of altitude. The caterpillars are black, finely dotted white and black spiked. They are great eaters of nettles (Urtica dioica), incorporating formic acid to the circulatory system, which provides a magnificent method of defense, since it gives them bad taste.

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Atlas Moth favorited by AntónioGinjaGinja Selangor, Malaysia 2 minutes ago

Large size, around 20 cm wing span, Atlas Moth is considered among the largest moth in the world. Found this one dead in the garden :( Pics#2 & 3 - close-up of the transparent 'windows' of the wings.

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Unknown spotting favorited by AntónioGinjaGinja Niassa, Mozambique 2 minutes ago

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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