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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Jewel Beetle commented on by Ingrid3 Sabah, Malaysia 17 minutes ago

gorgeous!

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leaf insect commented on by Ingrid3 Selangor, Malaysia 17 minutes ago

what an amazing display posture! very dramatic

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leaf insect favorited by Ingrid3 Selangor, Malaysia 18 minutes ago

nymph leaf insect

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Unknown spotting favorited by Greg Shchepanek Central Province, Sri Lanka 23 minutes ago

A green frog, about 10cm large

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Pica-pau-branco (White Woodpecker) favorited by LuisStevens MG, Brazil 26 minutes ago

Measures between 24-29 cm and weighs between 98 and 136 g. The adult male has black cloak. Wings with feathers dark brown in flight. The coverts are black, with a slight blue tint covert. The lower back is white. The rump is dark brownish but with the white base. The outer rectrices tail feathers show white spots. Bottoms, neck, chest, belly and Crisso are white but may have a slightly washed white-cream color. We can see a yellow spot on the lower abdomen, sometimes reaching up to the bottom of the chest. The color of the feathers on the underside of the wings is brown-gray with black coverts. The head is white and has a loral dark band and a narrow black stripe from the lower back of the eye that bends down until reaching the upper mantle. Neck, some feathers are longer and pale yellow in color. The beak is strong, straight and long-tipped chisel format. Its color is black with a paler, greenish or whitish base. The eyes are white or pale yellow. They are surrounded by a large periocular ring golden-yellow color. Legs and feet are gray. The female has similar plumage the male's plumage, but she has no yellow feathers on the nape, and a black head stripes not as well defined as in the male, more diluted or blurry. Youth shows the color a little more dark brown than black, with the less brilliant plumage. White areas are dyed beige, and yellow spot in the belly is more diluted. The eyes are gray with blue periocular ring. The young male has the feathers of yellow head that extends from the neck to the crown, while the young female lacks the yellow band at the nape.

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Tufted Titmouse favorited by Greg Shchepanek Québec, Canada 29 minutes ago

The tufted titmouse is a small songbird from North America, a species in the tit and chickadee family. - from Wikipedia

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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