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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Global Urban Biodiversity

Millions of city-dwellers walk their local streets every day, but many overlook the multitude of ...

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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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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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Mushroom Mapping

Mushroom ecology is a pivotal orientation point for exploring urban systems. Help us gather ...

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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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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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International Spider Survey

Spiders are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs. The International Society of Arachnology ...

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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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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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Global Flight

To create a magnificent collection of images of your favourite fliers. Not just birds, but bats, ...

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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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squid commented on by venusflytrap2000 Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines 47 seconds ago

okay sorry albert, it looked like one to me

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Common Mormon catterpillar favorited by venusflytrap2000 Ernakulam, Kerala, India a minute ago

This caterpillar closely mimics a snake head up-to the slit in the eyes. The red organ on the head (Osmeterium) is extended when disturbed as a defensive mechanism. It oozes a foul-smelling secretion containing terpenes. This extension also mimics the forked tongue of a snake.

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Late Instar Stinging Nettle Slug Caterpillar of a Cup ... favorited by venusflytrap2000 普洱市, 云南 Yunnan, Paracel Islands a minute ago

For me, photographing insects in this part of the world is full of "WHAT THE **** !!" moments. Trust me when I tell you I said it out loud several times over when I found this creation. These caterpillars are custom built with every conceivable self-protection device imaginable. Bright, garish colors which are like danger signs in nature saying "I taste awful" or "I am loaded with poison; multiple stinging barbs which inflict painful and persistent burning rashes (on humans anyway); false eyes pointing in every direction to say " I see you, you can't surprise me"; a head end that looks the same as the rear end so there can be no potential surprise attack from behind; and specific to the Limacodid caterpillars (who actually have no true legs, hence the slug in their name), a sticky adhesive underside that makes them very difficult to prise off their food plant. With that in mind, stinging nettle caterpillars are often not hard to find. They don't conceal themselves day or night and will often be in the most conspicuous of locations. Basically, they have little to fear.

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Unknown spotting spotted by LuckyLogan Iowa, USA 2 minutes ago

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Common Jezebel favorited by venusflytrap2000 India 3 minutes ago

The Common Jezebel (Delias eucharis) is a medium sized pierid butterfly found in many areas of South and Southeast Asia, especially in the non-arid regions of India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar[1] and Thailand. The Common Jezebel is one of the most common species in the genus Delias.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delias_eucharis)

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squid commented on by AlbertKang Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines 4 minutes ago

@venusflytrap2000, this is definitely a Squid not a Cuttlefish

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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