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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Asian Openbill spotted by VivBraznell จังหวัดนครศรีธรรมราช, Thailand 3 minutes ago

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Great Egret spotted by ZvikaLivneh מועצה אזורית חוף הכרמל, מחוז חיפה, Israel 4 minutes ago

in its summer appearance the bill is dark and not yellowish as in the rest of the year.

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African penguins spotted by mary.gallo.m Baltimore, Maryland, USA 7 minutes ago

African penguin. According to a brochure at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, Maryland, the Maryland Zoo is a world-renowned expert in the African Penguin Species Survival Plan. They run one of the most successful African penguin breeding programs in the world and are experts at caring and providing medically for the birds. They also work with other zoos and aquariums to disseminate knowledge and to protect and support the species. Penguins are flightless with wings that are stiffened and flattened into flippers. They have distinctive pink patches of skin above the eyes and a black facial mask. The body upperparts are black and the underparts are white which are spotted and marked with a black band. The pink gland above their eyes helps them to cope with changing temperatures. Feeds primarily on fish and squid. The African penguin is classified as endangered.

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African penguins spotted by mary.gallo.m Baltimore, Maryland, USA 7 minutes ago

African penguin. According to a brochure at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, Maryland, the Maryland Zoo is a world-renowned expert in the African Penguin Species Survival Plan. They run one of the most successful African penguin breeding programs in the world and are experts at caring and providing medically for the birds. They also work with other zoos and aquariums to disseminate knowledge and to protect and support the species. Penguins are flightless with wings that are stiffened and flattened into flippers. They have distinctive pink patches of skin above the eyes and a black facial mask. The body upperparts are black and the underparts are white which are spotted and marked with a black band. The pink gland above their eyes helps them to cope with changing temperatures. Feeds primarily on fish and squid. The African penguin is classified as endangered.

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Crab spider favorited by MacChristiansen Victoria, Australia 7 minutes ago

Small spider with 2sets of front legs a dark redish brown and the 2 sets of hind legs a green color .the last bulbous segmend of the pedipalps being also a dark red brown . The boxing clove like end indicates that this is a male. The thorax is green, the abdomen white with a dark red brown oval shaped pattern on top.There are2 rows of 4 even sized eyes.

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Crab spider spotted by Ernst Weiher Victoria, Australia 12 minutes ago

Small spider with 2sets of front legs a dark redish brown and the 2 sets of hind legs a green color .the last bulbous segmend of the pedipalps being also a dark red brown . The boxing clove like end indicates that this is a male. The thorax is green, the abdomen white with a dark red brown oval shaped pattern on top.There are2 rows of 4 even sized eyes.

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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