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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Global 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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South African Lion favorited by Saurabh Bhandari Nkomazi Local Municipality, Mpumalanga, South Africa 20 minutes ago

It is something religious about spotting a Lion in the wild. This fully grown male was defending his woman that was lying down in the grass. (A keen eye can see her ear in photo 4) Dry season gives the lion a perfect camouflage since their colour blend perfectly with the dry surroundings. Lions can live for 10–15 years in the wild, but males seldom live longer than 10 years, as injuries sustained from continual fighting with rival males greatly reduce their longevity. This is my 100th spotting and my Noah journey has been much more giving than I expected in the first place. What a great and wonderful bunch of dedicated and enthusiastic ppl that gets together here! Thank you for all the kind words, all ID suggestions and your interest in my photos, even if I have a very simple camera! It is a great feeling to be a member in the PN-team! But after all, it is the nature that counts!

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Great Eggfly favorited by Saurabh Bhandari Singapore 23 minutes ago

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Striped Albatros favorited by Saurabh Bhandari Singapore 23 minutes ago

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Aspic Viper favorited by Saurabh Bhandari Valais - Wallis, Switzerland 25 minutes ago

Aspic Viper 55/60cm

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Acacia leaf beetle favorited by DanielePralong Victoria, Australia 35 minutes ago

A larger red beetle with elytra deeply puncturate. Punctures in this group produce a fascinating light reflection of a blueish color.

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Veiled Stinkhorn favorited by RishiManu Banten, Indonesia 52 minutes ago

One of the most beautiful and elegant fungi, found in pristine condition.

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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