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 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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Blue Tiger favorited by kdpicturemaker Tamil Nadu, India just now

This is the most common Blue Tiger that I see around here.

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Grey Butcherbird spotted by kdpicturemaker New South Wales, Australia a minute ago

Grey tones, black or dark tips to wings, tail, beak, beak also half blue grey colour, under parts white to pale blue grey, white band across back of neck, dark legs, feet and eyes. Huge variety in singing notes & calls also able to mimic other birds & sounds, as seems to be a common feature of many Australian birds, but not often noticed. Preys on young birds, insects, sips nectar & water & also tastes fruits. Individuals adapt to their environment which varies widely. This one is often shadowed by a pair of Striped Honeyeaters known to nest close by.The young & females of this species have a brown wash over the feathers.

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Unknown spotting favorited by Machi Boca Raton, Florida, USA 4 minutes ago

Baby turtle found in my backyard along a fresh water canal bank. Has elaborate patterning on shell and a bright yellow under-side.

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Water lettuce favorited by Machi Florida, USA 5 minutes ago

Water lettuce or water cabbage is a floating perennial plant. It has been present in Florida since as early as 1765. This floating plant commonly forms large infestations which prevent boating, fishing and other uses of lakes and rivers. Water lettuce resembles a floating open head of lettuce. It has very thick leaves. The leaves are light dull green, are hairy, and are ridged. There are no leaf stalks. Water lettuce roots are light-colored and feathery. Its flowers are inconspicuous.

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The Golden Birdwing favorited by pamsai จังหวัดชัยภูมิ, Thailand 5 minutes ago

Approx. 140 mm wingspan

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Stag Beetle favorited by Machi จังหวัดชัยภูมิ, Thailand 7 minutes ago

42mm

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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