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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Monsonia favorited by Jae מחוז הדרום, Israel 11 seconds ago

A hairy perennial, simialr to stork's bill.

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House Finch favorited by Jae Massachusetts, USA 37 seconds ago

The House Finch was originally a bird of the western United States and Mexico. In 1940 a small number of finches were turned loose on Long Island, New York, after failed attempts to sell them as cage birds (“Hollywood finches”). They quickly started breeding and spread across almost all of the eastern United States and southern Canada within the next 50 years. The total House Finch population across North America is staggering. Scientists estimate between 267 million and 1.4 billion individuals. (Cornell)

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Ginkgo tree spotted by Scott Frazier Kansas City, Missouri, USA 4 minutes ago

A non-flowering "fossil" tree species with no living close relatives. Originally a widespread genus, the present remaining species was confined to a small area of present day China by about 2 million years ago. The only known relic wild populations are two in the Tianmushan reserve in Zhejiang province. Today the species is found as an ornamental with its famous fan-shaped leaves in Asia, North America and Europe. Only in Asia has it achieved some naturalization. The species is very resilient and some trees even survived in the wake of the atomic blast in Hiroshima. The species has edible and medicinal properties.

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Sargassumfish favorited by carlybm Negros Oriental, Philippines 5 minutes ago

Sargassumfish - this species of frogfish, the only one with worldwide distribution, spends its life floating along in the currents clinging to seaweed, debris, empty coconuts, or anything else it might find. They have special pectoral fins so they can cling on to seaweed and crawl over it, even out of the water for a bit to escape potential underwater predators. On Oct 26th, we found 5 of these little frogfish washed up in the sargassum on the beach in front of our resort. We transferred them to containers filled with saltwater and sargassum, swam them out to deeper water, and released them into large rafts of sargassum to continue their lives as drifters.

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Great Masterwort favorited by Jae სამეგრელო-ზემო სვანეთი, Georgia 5 minutes ago

A delicate perennial herbaceous plant. Flowering head adorned by petal like bracts.

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Moorhen; Pollo de Agua spotted by Malcolm Wilton-Jones Sagunto/Sagunt, Comunidad Valenciana / Comunitat Valenciana, Spain 27 minutes ago

Coastal marshes.

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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