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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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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Green-washed Swallowtail Caterpillar favorited by SukanyaDatta La Unión, Provincia Puntarenas, Costa Rica 51 minutes ago

Tamaño: 47 mm de longitud. La cápsula de la cabeza es café grisáceo, con leve pubescencia. El primer segmento torácico tiene un parche dorsal de color café grisáceo, este parche está bordeado de verde, la parte latero ventral de la oruga en este segmento, es de color café grisáceo. El segundo segmento torácico es de color verde en el dorso, con café grisáceo en los lados. El tercer segmento torácico, es el segmento más llamativo de la larva, presenta en posición dorsal y subdorsal una banda continua de color café grisáceo, bordeada por una línea negra, un par de puntos rosado lila en posición subdorsal rodeados por una mancha negra, y en posición dorsal un par de puntos pequeños de color lila. El primer segmento abdominal está punteado de color blanco en el dorso y presenta una línea blanca delgada en posición latero-dorsal, interrumpida por 4 puntos rosado muy claro, un par dorsal y un par subdorsal. Detrás de esta línea blanca se observa una banda de 4 mm. de ancho de color verde grisáceo, alrededor del segmento. Los segmentos dos y tres abdominales son de color verde oscuro. A partir del tercer segmento abdominal, se inicia una mancha en forma de "X" que termina en el séptimo segmento abdominal, esta es de color verde grisáceo delineada de negro en los bordes, la intersección de la "X" se encuentra entre los segmentos quinto y sexto en el dorso. En estos segmentos en posición lateral se observan parches lacunares irregulares de color verde. El cuarto segmento abdominal, presenta dos pares de lunares de color rosado lila, bordeados por un anillo negro delgado. En el quinto, sexto y sétimo segmentos abdominales, hay seis lunares de color rosado lila similares a los anteriores. Los últimos segmentos de la larva son de color verde, y están rodeados por una línea sinuosa de color negro. (Chacón, 1990)

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Unknown Spotting ( One Spider ) favorited by SukanyaDatta Florida, USA 52 minutes ago

This photo was taken inside my Brother's house, last year. My Brother gave this photo to me, for my birthday. The colors of this spider, is: black, blue, and gold. This spider, is resting on its web, inside my Brother's house.

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Unknown spotting suggestion by ForestDragon Georgia, USA an hour ago

Common name: Frilly Grass-tubeworm Moth
Scientific name: Acrolophus mycetophagus

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Moose favorited by Christine Y. Yukon, Canada an hour ago

This field had a small stream cutting through the middle of it with some swans and small shore birds in it, the wet depression the moose was standing in had some ducks, and there was an eagle in the tree. A truly wild place

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Dall Sheep favorited by Christine Y. Yukon, Canada an hour ago

The mountains here were still pretty bare brown from the winter, so it was easy to see the little white sheep on it. Upon closer inspection with our cameras and binoculars, we saw lots of Dall Sheep grazing... There must have been at least 50 in view on this portion of the mountain. Both male and female Dall Sheep have horns, though the males have much longer, more curled horns in maturity. The young one in photo 3 still is transitioning to its summer coat, so it looks quite patchy

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American Black Bear favorited by Christine Y. Alaska, USA an hour ago

I didn't get great photos, but it is always good to see a nice big black bear

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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