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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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 DanielePralong ES, Brazil a minute ago

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Transparent Burnet favorited by CindyBinghamKeiser Valais - Wallis, Switzerland 2 minutes ago

The Transparent Burnet is a moth in the family Zygaenidae showing three bright red longitudinal streaks variable in shape, with almost transparent greyish-bluish edges. This moth is highly similar to Zygaena minos and only an examination of the genitalia can distinguish the adults. However, only Zygaena purpuralis is found at the altitude reported here.

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Onça (Jaguar) favorited by LarryGraziano MS, Brazil 4 minutes ago

The jaguar (scientific name: Panthera onca) and black jaguar (in the case of melanic individuals only), is a species of carnivorous mammal of the Felidae family found in the Americas. It is the third largest cat in the world, after the tiger and the lion, and the largest in the Americas. Resembles the leopard physically, if this differs, however, the pattern of spots on the skin and the larger size. The characteristics of their behavior and their habitat closer to those of the tiger. It is found mainly in tropical areas, but is also found in more open environments. The jaguar is strongly associated with the presence of water and is notable, along with the tiger, as a feline that enjoys swimming. It is usually solitary. It is an important predator, playing a role in stabilizing ecosystems and regulating the populations of prey species. Has an exceptionally powerful bite, even relative to other big cats. This allows it to pierce the hard shell of reptiles such as turtles and use an unusual killing method: it bites directly through the skull of prey between the ears, a fatal bite to the brain.

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Brown basilisk favorited by CindyBinghamKeiser Mexico 6 minutes ago

The Brown or Striped Basilisk is native to Mexico, Central America and adjacent northwestern Colombia, but have been introduced into the U.S. state of Florida as a feral species. Their generic name basiliscus is taken from the Basilisk, the creature of Greek mythology made up of parts of a rooster, snake, and lion which could turn a man to stone by its gaze. This name derives from the Greek basilískos (βασιλίσκος), meaning "little king". Male Brown Basilisks can reach 61 cm (24 in) in length and females are somewhat smaller. Their three crests are on the head, along the body and along the tail, they have stripes usually only on the flanks and on the dorsal crest, and they also have a white stripe from the eyes to the rear legs. The males have a larger crest than the females. They are very fast and have large hind feet with flaps of skin between each toe, which aids them to move very quickly across the water, giving the appearance of "walking on water".

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Tircis spotted by PixieZaz Aquitaine, Tromelin Island 6 minutes ago

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Unknown spotting suggestion by DanielePralong Општина Чајетина, Централна Србија, Serbia 6 minutes ago

Common name: Eastern Burnet
Scientific name: Zygaena carniolica

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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