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 spotted by Flavio Oliveira Tanga, Tanzania 7 minutes ago

I believe it is a juvenile skink of some species. Beautiful, though.

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Unknown spotting favorited by Reza Hashemizadeh دهب, جنوب سيناء, Egypt 11 minutes ago

Large buzzing insect, yellow, 2 large compound eyes and 3 simple eyes, about 3 cm in body length

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Large Salmon Arab favorited by Reza Hashemizadeh دهب, جنوب سيناء, Egypt 11 minutes ago

spotted on an aloe plant in my desert garden

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Large Salmon Arab favorited by FredLuizRomeiro دهب, جنوب سيناء, Egypt 14 minutes ago

spotted on an aloe plant in my desert garden

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Secretary Bird favorited by Ietermagog The Big Five False Bay Local Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa 21 minutes ago

Saw this beautiful Secretary Bird at Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park during a Safari tour in between scuba diving in South Africa and Mozambique. The Secretarybird is easily distinguished from other raptors and cranes by its grey plumage, the orange facial skin with raptor-like beak and the characteristic stealthy stride it takes as it moves through the grass in search of prey. The shape of the body is very similar to that of an eagle but walks on the legs of a stork or crane. The sexes are alike with the males having a slightly longer crest and tail than the female. A full grown Secretarybird can reach a mass of 4kg (max 4.5) and a reach an astonishing 1.4 meters tall with a wingspan of 191-220cm. In flight one would think that this bird could be confused with the similar coloured Grey Crowned Crane, but it can easily be distinguished due to its barred tail feathers. With a tail of around 75cm long the Secretarybird is the record holder for the longest tail in Africa. The juveniles of this species have a browner plumage, yellow face and a shorter tail than the adults of the species.

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Leaf-footed Bug commented on by FredLuizRomeiro Taubaté, SP, Brazil 23 minutes ago

Great bayucca, thanks for ID !

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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