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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Madrépora mediterránea favorited by arlanda Cartagena, Región de Murcia, Spain 2 minutes ago

The Cladocora or Mediterranean stony coral Staghorn is a globular medium calcareous skeleton to over 50 cm in diameter. However, colony shape depends on the depth, the light and the current. The color is brown. Polyps can retract completely into their tubular skeletons, called skips, 4-5 mm wide. It is active day and night and are exposed tentacles to capture prey, which consist of plankton.

El Cladocora o Madrépora mediterránea es un coral pétreo con un esqueleto calcáreo medio globulares de hasta más de 50 cm de diámetro. Sin embargo, la forma de la colonia depende de la profundidad, la luz y la corriente. El color es marrón. Los pólipos pueden retraerse completamente en sus esqueletos tubulares, llamados coralitas, de 4-5 mm de ancho. Es activo de día y de noche y los tentáculos están expuestos para capturar presas, que consisten en plancton.

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Tau emperor commented on by arlanda Vaud, Switzerland 3 minutes ago

Congratulations, Daniele! Beautiful moth!

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Tau emperor favorited by arlanda Vaud, Switzerland 4 minutes ago

Moth Week 2014! The Tau Emperor is a Eurasian, forest dwelling saturniid species which is absent from the UK and the Mediterranean areas. With feathery antennae and more rounded wings without a tip, this is the male of the species.

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Spittle bug nymph commented on by Mark Ridgway Victoria, Australia 4 minutes ago

This looks like different species (and even families?) The nymphs especially the last pic looks like Cicadellidae to me not like Cercopoidiae. I also don't know of spittlebugs producing 'honey-dew' for ants either. I think you have a mix of animals on the tree Ernst.

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Heliotrope Moth spotted by Leuba Ridgway Victoria, Australia 22 minutes ago

An attractive moth with a wingspan of 30 mm. The white wings show small patterns of red and black. The thorax and head showed some yellow colouring. Eyes and antennae were black.

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Unknown spotting spotted by pamsai Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 29 minutes ago

Small brown monkey with white eyebrows

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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