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 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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Biodiversidad en España/Spain

Habitat: Indicar el sitio donde se encontró (campo, montaña, lago, mar, río...) Habitat: Enter the ...

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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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Peruvian Shield Mantis favorited by venusflytrap2000 Puntarenas, Costa Rica 50 seconds ago

Was staying with a friend at Mar Y Selva in Ballena, Costa Rica an I had some cool Brazilian music playing on my computer while I cooked for us. I think this little Leaf Mantis enjoyed the music so much it wanted to get as close as he could. He is so cute!

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Unknown spotting spotted by DrNamgyalT.Sherpa Gangtok, Sikkim, India 3 minutes ago

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Seagull favorited by Jae Haarlemmermeer, Noord-Holland, Netherlands 4 minutes ago

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Cormorant; Cormorán Grande commented on by Malcolm Wilton-Jones Portugal 9 minutes ago

Hi Jorge, wile we are happy for our users to create mission we do ask that they think carefully and keep it local and easy to run. A mission such as yours is all-encompassing as you have included virtually every living creature and plant in a large area, and in addition it would clash with already existing missions, such as Biodiversity of Portugal and Biodiversity of Spain which together mean effectively the same thing so under our rules it would not be permitted.
Firstly, users may only add a spotting to 5 missions so having more than one would mean they could not select them all. In the case of mine they mostly already have 5 missions so no more can be added so I would not be able to join.
Secondly, a mission of that size and scope would require a huge amount of time and effort to run properly, and that is one reason why we do not allow individual users to run global or high profile missions, which are best run by large institutions.
I would suggest reducing the boundaries of your mission and/or reducing the scope to a single category or less. As an example, a small area like a city park you could look at all the Flora & Fauna while an area the size you chose you could just look at all the Trees, or all the Reptiles. It has to be something that has not already been covered in the area you choose.
Hola Jorge, wile estamos felices por nuestros usuarios crear misión le pedimos que piensen cuidadosamente y mantenemos local y fácil de ejecutar. Una misión como la de ustedes que todo lo abarca como usted ha incluido prácticamente todo ser viviente y planta en un área grande, y además entraría en conflicto con las misiones ya existentes, como la biodiversidad de Portugal y de la Biodiversidad de España que en conjunto significan efectivamente el mismo cosa tan bajo nuestras reglas no se permitiría.
En primer lugar, los usuarios sólo pueden añadir algunas gotas de sangre a 5 misiones así que tener más de lo que uno quiere decir que no podían seleccionarlos todos. En el caso de la mina que en su mayoría ya tienen 5 misiones por lo que no se pueden añadir más, así que no sería capaz de unirse.
En segundo lugar, una misión de ese tamaño y alcance requeriría una enorme cantidad de tiempo y esfuerzo para funcionar correctamente, y esa es una razón por la que no permite que usuarios individuales para ejecutar misiones globales o de alto perfil, que están mejor dirigidos por grandes instituciones.
Me permito sugerir la reducción de los límites de su misión y / o reducir el alcance a una sola categoría o menos. A modo de ejemplo, un área pequeña como un parque de la ciudad se podía ver toda la Flora y Fauna, mientras que un área del tamaño que eligió usted podría mirar a todos los árboles, o todos los Reptiles. Tiene que ser algo que no se haya cubierto en el área que usted elija.

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Unknown spotting favorited by DrNamgyalT.Sherpa Chennai City Corporation Limits, Tamil Nadu, India 13 minutes ago

Family : Pyrrhocoridae http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrrhocorid... looks similar to Cenaeus carnifex, native to Africa.

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Unknown spotting spotted by DrNamgyalT.Sherpa Gangtok, Sikkim, India 14 minutes ago

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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