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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Martial Eagle favorited by Machi Muchinga Province, Zambia 3 minutes ago

The largest eagle in Africa, the Martial eagle weighs in at almost 14 pounds (6.5 Kg.) and has a wingspan of about 6 feet 4 inches. It is 32 inches long. The upperparts are dark brown with a white belly with black streaks, the legs are white and has very large talons.

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Turquoise-browed Motmot favorited by Machi Tamarindo, Provincia Guanacaste, Costa Rica 3 minutes ago

Medium sized bird. There are various species in the Americas and this is characterized by it's turquoise feather bar above the eye. Brilliant colors throughout from head to tail. This species trims it's tail feathers.

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Branded Imperial favorited by Machi จังหวัดยะลา, Thailand 3 minutes ago

Theclinae ( Hairstreaks ) in the family Lycaenidae are found worldwide. This is a particularly beautiful one with its brilliant orange underside colouration, very distinctive markings, and extraordinarily long and twisted tails. The upperside wings are blackish brown, with broken white markings in the distal area of the hindwings.

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Hamerkop - Courtship display favorited by Machi Muchinga Province, Zambia 4 minutes ago

Hamerkops are a rich sepia brown colour, which becomes a purplish gloss on the upper parts and the flight feathers. There are several darker brown bars on the tail, and faint grey streaks on its throat. The bill, legs and feet are black. Male and female birds have the same appearance. The large, long bill is laterally compressed with a small hook at the end of the upper mandible. It features a long crest of pointed, horizontally-carried feathers on the back of its head which give the appearance of counterbalancing the bill. In flight, the long neck is partially drawn back. The body is plump with broad rounded wings and a square-tipped tail. The lower portion of its long legs is bare of feathers. There are four toes on each leg; the three that face forward are connected by a partial web. There is a pectinated edge on the middle toe which aids the bird in preening. The fourth toe faces backwards. In courtship, Hamerkops perform elaborate displays, bowing and flapping their wings and giving out a yapping, cackling call. Sometimes several birds will hop each other’s backs, stretch their wings and raise their crests

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Unknown spotting favorited by Machi Colatina, ES, Brazil 4 minutes ago

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Five-lined Skink spotted by ForestDragon Williamsburg, Virginia, USA 4 minutes ago

Dark lizard with yellowish lines that change to blue on the tail. Pale chin and belly. Either a Common or Southeastern. To tell the difference requires you to look at the scale pattern on the underside of the tail. All juveniles and subadults of this genus have bright blue tails. They are common in this area.

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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