Project Noah

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

Join Project Noah Today
Project Noah iPhone and Android apps

Become a top spotter!

Grab a photograph of an interesting organism and share it with the community.

Spotter 1 Spotter 1 Spotter 1 Spotter 1 Spotter 1 Spotter 1 Spotter 1 Spotter 1 Spotter 1 Spotter 1 Spotter 1 Spotter 1 Spotter 1 Spotter 1 Spotter 1 Spotter 1 Spotter 1 Spotter 1 Spotter 1 Spotter 1 Spotter 1
Help Image 1
Birds of the World

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

Help Image 2
Butterflies & Moths of the World

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

Help Image 3
WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity

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

Help Image 1
Flowers of North America

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

Help Image 2
Mission WILD

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

Help Image 3
Moths of the World

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

Help Image 1
Mushroom Mapping

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

Help Image 2
International Spider Survey

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

Help Image 3
The Color Red

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

Help Image 1
Biodiversidad en España/Spain

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

Help Image 2
Global Flight

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

Help Image 3
Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

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

Help Image 1
Captive Animals

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

Help Image 2
Nature in Yellow

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

Help Image 3
Flowers of Europe

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

Activity
Spotter 4 Spotting 4
Short-winged Meadow Katydid commented on by SarahWhitt Ohio, USA 10 minutes ago

Thank you, Hema! He was QUITE photogenic! ;)

Spotter 4 Spotting 4
Aeolid Nudibranch commented on by SukanyaDatta Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines 34 minutes ago

I have now TOTALLY run out of words!!!

Spotter 4 Spotting 4
Aeolid Nudibranch favorited by SukanyaDatta Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines 35 minutes ago

This Aeolid Nudibranch has been mis-identified many times as Cuthona yamasui, with the genus also wrongly placed, and now updated to the genus Tenellia. Tenellia was a small genus until a DNA phylogeny of the former family Tergipedidae resulted in most species of Cuthona being transferred to this genus. This picture is of a yet to be described Tenellia species. It has brown oral tentacles and rhinopores with white spot on the tip of its rhinopores. Its cerata are blue in colour with yellow/gold band and brown borders on the yellow band. This Aeolid Nudibranch feeds on Hydroids, which it is resting on, but covered with sands.

Spotter 4 Spotting 4
Unknown spotting commented on by SukanyaDatta Slovenia 35 minutes ago

Looks like a stoppered pot!

Spotter 4 Spotting 4
Tomentose Burying Beetle (with Phoretic Mites) favorited by eulalia rubio Connecticut, USA 50 minutes ago

These two carrion beetles were more like "carry-on" beetles as they were covered in mites. These beetles have very sensitive antennae, which have olfactory organs that help them locate carcasses. However, unlike other burying beetles, this species has a unique technique - they eliminate the soil under a carcass, so that the carcass will then sink below the ground after which they cover it with loose soil and leaves. They typically eat the carcasses of small vertebrate animals, including moles, rats, and mice. Once they locate a food source, they first remove any hair/feathers, roll the carcass into a ball, and then spray it with a secretion in order to preserve it. The larvae eat regurgitated food from both parents and also feed straight from the carcass.

Spotter 4 Spotting 4
Aeolid Nudibranch favorited by eulalia rubio Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines 51 minutes ago

This Aeolid Nudibranch has been mis-identified many times as Cuthona yamasui, with the genus also wrongly placed, and now updated to the genus Tenellia. Tenellia was a small genus until a DNA phylogeny of the former family Tergipedidae resulted in most species of Cuthona being transferred to this genus. This picture is of a yet to be described Tenellia species. It has brown oral tentacles and rhinopores with white spot on the tip of its rhinopores. Its cerata are blue in colour with yellow/gold band and brown borders on the yellow band. This Aeolid Nudibranch feeds on Hydroids, which it is resting on, but covered with sands.

See more Press quote

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
See more Press quote

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
See more Press quote

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
See more Press quote

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
See more Press quote

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