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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Biodiversidad en España/Spain

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

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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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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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Unknown spotting favorited by AntónioGinjaGinja Boca Raton, Florida, USA just now

A small butterfly with unique patterns on it's wings. Need help with this ID please. Thanks!

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Northern Cat-eyed Snake favorited by AntónioGinjaGinja Belmopan, Cayo, Belize 48 seconds ago

This Northern Cat-eyed Snake, with its long, slim tan body with crisp black markings was curled on a rock under the high veranda of my house, beneath a wheelbarrow. It was very calm, barely moved as I photographed for several minutes. The eyes have vertical pupils, looking very cat-like.

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stinkhorn fungus favorited by AntónioGinjaGinja Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Αττικής, Greece 56 seconds ago

Colus hirudinosus us a peculiar - beautiful ground fongus. It is saprobic - living on decomposing dead materials.

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Two-toned Pgymy Squid favorited by AntónioGinjaGinja Indonesia a minute ago

Very small in size, just around 1 cm, and if you are not familiar with them, you would think its just a floating algae. Seen during sunset dive, just at the onset of night, they starts to come out to hunt/feed. This one just caught a krill/shrimp that is nearly its size.

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Bigfin Reef Squid favorited by AntónioGinjaGinja Batangas, Philippines a minute ago

Saw this group of Bigfin Reef Squid during an afternoon dive, and they were trying to mate. Sepioteuthis lessoniana, commonly known as the bigfin reef squid or oval squid, is a commercially important species of loliginid squid. It is one of the three currently recognized species belonging to the genus Sepioteuthis. Studies in 1993, however, have indicated that bigfin reef squids may comprise a cryptic species complex. The species is likely to include several very similar and closely related species. They are not very big in size, usually up to 12 inches.

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Hopper favorited by AntónioGinjaGinja Indonesia a minute ago

Tiny Hopper, around 2 mm in size, with pink eyes and spiny legs. Pic#1 was taken when it was rubbing its legs on the wings.

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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