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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Treehopper spotted by Ignacio Garcia Arellanos Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico 2 minutes ago

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Flor spotted by TonyHdz Guerrero, Mexico 4 minutes ago

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Ants and Membracids spotted by Juan DiTrani Colón, Panama 5 minutes ago

Ants nursing Membracid nymphs. Many membracid nymphs produce "honey" drops for feeding ants, in exchange, ants protect the nymphs of predators

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Death's-head Hawk Moth commented on by DrNamgyalT.Sherpa จังหวัดชัยภูมิ, Thailand 10 minutes ago

Thanks Lenny for the praise. All 99% of my moth photos, 75% of bugs, 25% of butterflies are with my dear Samsung Galaxy S3! Don't believe? But one needs to use some simple techniques (learnt by trial and error). For dorsal profiles I keep the phone camera on a small steady box - 10 cm tall, set on Macro, self-timer, set ISO 100-200, use some side-lightings (flash is not good for night shots, they cause harsh shadows/colour casts). For side and front profiles: hold camera steady supported on the wall or floor, use flash. For butterflies: Locate the butterfly on the camera, cover your face with it, slowly reach it, click with flash (even under bright sunshine). Yes, occasionally, I take out my Canon 50D with 100mm/2.8 IS USM Macro (e.g. Pyralid Moth), and rarely use extension tubes (for e.g. Longhorn Beetle). But, for moths I swear by my Galaxy S3!!! Good luck.

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Treehoppers spotted by Juan DiTrani Colón, Panama 11 minutes ago

Nymphs and adults

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Cockatiel commented on by ForestDragon Irving, Texas, USA 12 minutes ago

Very cute bird! This is a domestically bred, pet Cockatiel, so it belongs in the Pets section. I have moved it there for you. :-)

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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