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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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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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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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 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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Biodiversidad en España/Spain

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

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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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Tangle-web spider/ Black Pearl Spider favorited by ezekieljacobsen Shimoga, Karnataka, India a minute ago

This spider was very tiny,, about 2-3 mm in size.. I was very lucky to spot this, since this doesn't look like a spider at first sight and it was very tiny.. When i took this upon my hand, it started weaving a web to escape from my hand.. Then i realized that this was a spider..! Cephalothorax glossy black in color, posteriorly narrowed and anteriorly wider,clypeus region slightly raised. three times anterior median eyes diameter. Eyes pearly white, except anteior median eyes that are black, laterals contiguous. Anterior eyes recurved, posterior eye row straight or slightly procurved. Chelicerae black.. Sternum dark brown, hear shaped, widest at coxae I and II, tapering at coxae III and IV. Labium and maxillae similar to sternum. Legs yellowish-whitish, with many dark brown longitudinal patches and joints, leg IV bears comb like structure. Spherical Abdomen with pointed posterior end. Shiny black in color. Dorsum with sparse hairs. Ventrum lighter than dorsum, dark brown spinnerets located at the beginning of the posterior tail. Epigyme with reddish border, epigastric furrow looks like a transverse line.

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Flying Duck Orchid favorited by ezekieljacobsen New South Wales, Australia a minute ago

Ground orchid

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Cuckoo wasp commented on by jeslowery San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines 2 minutes ago

Awesome photos!!

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Cuckoo wasp favorited by jeslowery San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines 2 minutes ago

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Tree-Stump Spider favorited by Machi SP, Brazil 3 minutes ago

Look carefully until the last pictures, and have a surprise as I had.

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Peacock Fly favorited by ezekieljacobsen New York, USA 4 minutes ago

The Peacock Fly, Callopistromyia annulipes, is a unique fly in the family Ulidiidae, which includes Picture-winged Flies. Callopistromyia annulipes holds its wings in a perpendicular orientation in relationship to its body. It opens and spreads the wings while they are perpendicular, and shuffles back and forth at the same time. This provides a spectacular display.

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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