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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Mission WILD

The WILD Foundation works to protect & interconnect at least half of the planet’s land & water 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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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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Biodiversidad en España/Spain

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

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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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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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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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Mexican Poppy favorited by Zlatan Celebic QLD, Australia 26 minutes ago

Despite its pretty yellow flower and cool name, this is a truly anti-social plant and is considered an invasive species in Australia. Also known locally as Prickly Poppy, it is now a naturalised species in this country, as it is in many others around the world. A native to Mexico, it is a prickly glaucous herb with variegated leaves, and usually grows up to 35-40 cm tall; young stem whitish purple or violaceous, fading with age. It has a bright yellow flower, and though poisonous to grazing animals, is rarely eaten. The reference link provides plenty of information.

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Orangutan commented on by Mark Ridgway Sabah, Malaysia 26 minutes ago

Congrats bud !! Super spotting.

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Common dogwood favorited by Zlatan Celebic Croatia 27 minutes ago

6714 Bot Cornus sanguinea L., Svib, Common dogwood, drijen-svib, svibovina, sviba, crni svib Učka 15.VIII.2018.

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Orangutan favorited by Zlatan Celebic Sabah, Malaysia 28 minutes ago

Orangutan....in Malay is 'orang', meaning person, 'hutan', meaning forest, translates to person of the forest and that's a perfect description. Orangutans are great apes and share 97% of our DNA. They are large, strong, arboreal apes and can live up to 60 years of age. Their arms outstretched, can reach up to 8feet. Like humans, orangutans have opposable thumbs. Their big toes are also opposable. In the wild, females usually give birth to their first offspring when they are 15-16 years of age, with bub clinging to Mum for the first 4-6 years.

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Orangutan favorited by MelindaKiser Sabah, Malaysia an hour ago

Orangutan....in Malay is 'orang', meaning person, 'hutan', meaning forest, translates to person of the forest and that's a perfect description. Orangutans are great apes and share 97% of our DNA. They are large, strong, arboreal apes and can live up to 60 years of age. Their arms outstretched, can reach up to 8feet. Like humans, orangutans have opposable thumbs. Their big toes are also opposable. In the wild, females usually give birth to their first offspring when they are 15-16 years of age, with bub clinging to Mum for the first 4-6 years.

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Tiger Swallowtail spotted by MelindaKiser Ohio, USA an hour ago

Black with shadows of tiger like stripes on the ventral side of tailed wings. Top sides of lower wings have a powder blue chevrons. Large, almost 4 inches (11cm) in total wingspan.

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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