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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Blue Whale spotted by CeilidhDutton Long Beach, California, USA a minute ago

The blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is a marine mammal belonging to the baleen whales (Mysticeti). At 30 metres (98 ft) in length and 170 tonnes (190 short tons) or more in weight, it is the largest existing animal and the heaviest that ever existed

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Unknown spotting favorited by Jae Guanacaste, Costa Rica 2 minutes ago

I found them on a branch near a dirt road. Are these stink bugs?

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Blue Grass Lily favorited by Jae Launceston, Tasmania, Australia 3 minutes ago

Basal tufted grass-like leaves up to 30cm in length and 1.5cm in width Star shaped flowers with 6 petals, lilac blue to deep blue in colour often with a metallic appearance. Flowers are in clusters of 2 or 3 on an erect stem up to 50cm in height

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Shrimp retainer. Gamba comensal favorited by Jae Cartagena, Región de Murcia, Spain 5 minutes ago

Family: Crustaceans It measures about 3 cm long. She have clamps on the first two pairs of legs. Noted for its coloration combining fully transparent body areas and other pink dotted. On the back are more noticeable pink stripes, one of which is very conspicuous V-shaped and thick. The legs and claws have bands of blue and white.

Familia: Crustáceos Mide unos 3 cm de longitud. Tiene pinzas en los dos primeros pares de patas. Destaca por su coloración que combina áreas del cuerpo completamente transparente con otras de color rosa punteado. En el dorso son apreciables varias franjas rosadas, una de las cuales, es muy conspicua y en forma de V gruesa. Las patas y pinzas tienen bandas de color azul y blanco.

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Grey Goshawk favorited by Jae Tasmania, Australia 5 minutes ago

The white morph is pure white all over and is often known as the White Goshawk - Both morphs have a dark red eye and yellow legs and feet.

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Green weaver spider with Web commented on by Adarsha B S Karnataka, India 5 minutes ago

Thank you so much James, Ashutosh, Dilan, Mark and Twinno :)
@ Mark : thank you for lovely wish. Fireworks not completely banned, but young people are protesting for the sake of environment :)

Thanks to carol and Leana :)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

With support from National Geographic