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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Mission WILD

The WILD Foundation works to protect & interconnect at least half of the planet’s land & water to ...

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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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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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Biodiversidad en España/Spain

Habitat: Indicar el sitio donde se encontró (campo, montaña, lago, mar, río...) Habitat: Enter the ...

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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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Nature in Yellow

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

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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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Beach Morning Glory spotted by Vinny Lat: -12.41 Lon: 130.82 27 seconds ago

Prostrate ground cover found on the beach, the roots can cooked and eaten. Member of the Convovulaceae.

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Heliotrope Moth commented on by armadeus.4 Victoria, Australia a minute ago

Love the pattern on this moth. Thank you for sharing :)

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Heliotrope Moth favorited by armadeus.4 Victoria, Australia a minute ago

A diurnal moth with a 3 cm wingspan . When flying the moth looks white , and the red and black patterns on the fore wings areole visible when the moth is resting. The hind wings have 2 black spots each and show a irregular black margin. The moth are very alert and are not easely approached.

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Rat Snake spotted by Vipul Ramanuj Lat: 23.05 Lon: 72.57 2 minutes ago

Some snakes give birth to live young and others lay eggs in a warm place like in a hollow log or buried in the ground! Their eggs are not hard like chicken eggs; they are kind of leathery and can be torn by the baby snakes.

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Unknown spotting suggestion by armadeus.4 Queensland, Australia 6 minutes ago

Common name: Australian King-parrot
Scientific name: Alisterus scapularis scapularis
Wikipedia: Australian king parrot

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Saw-scaled Viper spotted by Vipul Ramanuj Lat: 26.89 Lon: 70.40 6 minutes ago

One of the fastest striking snakes, Saw-scaled Viper is a nocturnal species and can be often seen during the day time while basking. It is the only species of side-winding snakes in India. Rightly named after it's unique behaviour of coiling and mutually rubbing its scales on the flank that produce the sound of 'working of a saw' when threatened.

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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