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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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 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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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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Nature in Yellow

It would be so interesting to see all the yellow flowers, fruits, insects, animals of the world.

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Unknown spotting favorited by Irina Sh Florida, USA 8 minutes ago


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Red-crowned Parakeet favorited by Polilla New Zealand 9 minutes ago

Also known as Red-fronted Parakeet or the Maori name Kakariki. A small (21-27cm) mostly yellow/green parrot. Dark blue outer wing and striking deep red forehead and lores and a red eye stripe. Bluish-grey bill with black tip, red eye and a longish tail. A small red spot is also usually visible on either side of the rump. (See 1st image)

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Gippsland Water Dragon commented on by pamsai Victoria, Australia 12 minutes ago

thanks Neil for fine tuning the ID...
I'm well. Kicking myself for forgetting to put sunscreen on my legs when I went snorkeling yesterday... Lobster red today ! I'm in the amazing Osa Peninsular, SW Costa Rica, full-on rainforest... Biodiversity hot-spot. Hope you are having fun on your hols.

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Anubis Longhorn Beetle suggestion by FrancescoVitali Southern, Malawi 13 minutes ago

Common name: _
Scientific name: Anubis hexasticus Fairmaire, 1887

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Small White spotted by Malcolm Wilton-Jones Sagunto/Sagunt, Comunitat Valenciana, Spain 22 minutes ago

Pictures 3 & 4 shows a nearby flowering bush, of which there were many, all attracting scores of White butterflies of more than one species. I only identified positively the Small and Bath Whites but I'm sure there were others present also. If anyone can identify others, please let me know.

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Calephelis Metalmark commented on by pamsai Alajuela, Costa Rica 27 minutes ago

thanks bayucca, didn't expect a match on this one as it is so blurry. It was very small and a long way away. Had to take it on full zoom, and my hands are not so steady these days !

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

With support from National Geographic