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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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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Cape Rock-Thrush spotted by Fanie Langeberg Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa 34 seconds ago

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Manzanita tree favorited by Deepti S California, USA 4 minutes ago

Evergreen shrubs or small trees present in the chaparral biome of western North America. They are characterized by smooth, orange or red bark and stiff, twisting branches. Manzanitas bloom in the winter to early spring and carry berries in spring and summer.The berries and flowers of most species are edible.

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Variable oriole spotted by remco.douma Maldonado, Uruguay 6 minutes ago

Spotted in Maldonado, Uruguay. The variable oriole is a species of bird in the Icteridae family. It was formerly considered to be conspecific with the epaulet oriole. It feeds on nectar and insects. The rufous shoulders are often concealed when perching.

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California ground squirrel spotted by Marta RubioTexeira California, USA 7 minutes ago

A ground squirrel acting as sentinel possibly to warn her family of any predators in the area.

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Dragonfruit (Red Pitaya) favorited by Jae Cairns, Queensland, Australia 17 minutes ago

Photos were taken on the 7th and 20th of December to show you the developing dragonfruit. The cactus flowers are about 40cm long, white with numerous anthers and an anemone-like stigma. En masse the flowering is spectacular. Fruit forms, approx 15cm in length. There were 46 fruit on this cactus. When cut open the colour of the flesh is a vivid red. Flavour can range from bland to subtly sweet. Once it starts flowering it sets fruit fast and the fruit grows fast also. Native bees are one of its pollinators.

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Cobra Caterpillar favorited by Marta RubioTexeira Colón, Panama 18 minutes ago

This caterpillar displayed a very similar behavior to Cobra snakes, raising the head (pic 2 and 3) and showing the "eyes" on the back of the body (pic 1,2,4,6). Is mimicking a big-aggressive animal for escaping predators

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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