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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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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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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Giant Stink Bug (Female) commented on by Marta RubioTexeira Laguna, Philippines just now

It is protecting its eggs..cool! :-)

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Mason Wasp spotted by Kyle A Providence, Rhode Island, USA 15 seconds ago

About 3/4 inch long.

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Giant Stink Bug (Female) favorited by Marta RubioTexeira Laguna, Philippines 24 seconds ago

Giant Stink Bug laying eggs. Reddish, about 20mm in length. Pygoplatys sp. (Tessaratomidae, Tessaratominae). Tessaratomidae is a family of true bugs. Tessaratomids resemble large stink bugs (family Pentatomidae) and are sometimes quite colorful. Most tessaratomids are Old World, with only three species known from the Neotropics. Some members of Tessaratomidae exhibit maternal care of eggs and offspring. Larger species of Tessaratomidae are known informally as Giant Shield Bugs, Giant Stink Bugs, or Inflated Stink Bugs, but they generally do not have a collective common name and are referred to mostly as Tessaratomids.

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Giant Stink Bug (Female) favorited by Sigg Laguna, Philippines 41 seconds ago

Giant Stink Bug laying eggs. Reddish, about 20mm in length. Pygoplatys sp. (Tessaratomidae, Tessaratominae). Tessaratomidae is a family of true bugs. Tessaratomids resemble large stink bugs (family Pentatomidae) and are sometimes quite colorful. Most tessaratomids are Old World, with only three species known from the Neotropics. Some members of Tessaratomidae exhibit maternal care of eggs and offspring. Larger species of Tessaratomidae are known informally as Giant Shield Bugs, Giant Stink Bugs, or Inflated Stink Bugs, but they generally do not have a collective common name and are referred to mostly as Tessaratomids.

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Giant Stink Bug (Female) commented on by Sigg Laguna, Philippines 46 seconds ago

Wow, that color really stands out! Makes me wonder if they are somehow toxic or unpalatable. I really like the second image.

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Tortoise leaf beetle favorited by DrNamgyalT.Sherpa Victoria, Australia a minute ago

A beautifully colored leaf beetle usually occurs with pale tan colors but the red stripes along its elytra are unusually strong. This species is similar to Paropsisterna decolorata but there is some difficulty in deciding if it fits into that species. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/229... http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/126...

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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