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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Global Urban Biodiversity

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

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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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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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Mushroom Mapping

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

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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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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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International Spider Survey

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

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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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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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Global Flight

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

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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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Unknown spotting spotted by SargonR Hawaii, USA 42 seconds ago

Unknown species of spider (help me out spider experts) sitting on its web near Iao Valley, Maui, Hawaii.

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Yellow-headed Blackbird favorited by LaurenZarate California, USA 58 seconds ago

Large Blackbird with a yellow head that extends to the lower chest on males. Females are a dark brown with lighter color patch on chest. Body is a glossy black with a white patch on the back of wings.
They were making noise almost similar to the Grackles and other Blackbirds. Saw a smaller flock of Blackbirds nearby and one Great-tailed Grackle.

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Yellow-headed Blackbird commented on by LaurenZarate California, USA a minute ago

Wonderful series!

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Yellow-headed Blackbird commented on by Hema Shah California, USA a minute ago

awesome!!
I have not been on PN for a while. Every time my computer updates itself ,it goes biz-ark and have a hard time accessing the internet.
Snakes are out and I saw a juvenile King snake.

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Hooked Slippersnail commented on by Jellis California, USA a minute ago

Thank you Hema and Lauren. I've never seen one before either. It was ID by the California Academy of Science group I was with.

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Yellow-headed Blackbird favorited by Hema Shah California, USA 3 minutes ago

Large Blackbird with a yellow head that extends to the lower chest on males. Females are a dark brown with lighter color patch on chest. Body is a glossy black with a white patch on the back of wings.
They were making noise almost similar to the Grackles and other Blackbirds. Saw a smaller flock of Blackbirds nearby and one Great-tailed Grackle.

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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