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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Soldadinho (Portuguese helmet treehopper) favorited by FredLuizRomeiro Petrópolis, RJ, Brazil 22 seconds ago

These treehoppers exhibit a wide range of social behaviors, making them an excellent group for studying patterns of social evolution in insects.

Photo 1 - Adult, Photo 2 - Two females laying eggs, Photo 3 - eggs, Photo 4 - Nymph, Photo 5 - Adult and nymph, Photo 6 - Group of Nymphsp

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Treehopper Waltz favorited by Marek Koszorek Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico 19 minutes ago

This species of Treehopper does a wonderful waltz before mating. They walk around each other creating beautiful geometric designs and shadows. The male climbs up over the female and traverses both sides of her entire armature (second and third pictures). Surprisingly, that doesn't tip her over. The last picture shows how one of these looked on a bush when I found it. It was sitting head down near a node and right next to a piece of dried brown vegetation, increasing the effect of his own camouflage. Family Membracidae, this one is often called the Horse-shoe Shaped Treehopper.

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Morcego-das-frutas (Great Fruit-eating Bat) commented on by Mark Ridgway Petrópolis, RJ, Brazil 28 minutes ago

Super photo

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Morcego-das-frutas (Great Fruit-eating Bat) favorited by Mark Ridgway Petrópolis, RJ, Brazil 28 minutes ago

This species is distributed from Mexico to northern Argentina and practically throughout Brazil and it is a very common species in several preserved areas of the Atlantic Forest, the most frequently found species in the state of Espírito Santo, especially in urban centers.

Artibeus liituratus weighs between 44 and 87g and with a wingspan 32-33 cm, is considered one of the greatest Brazilian bats. It feeds on insects, leaves and fruits mainly.

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Treehopper favorited by AntonioCarlosDeBarrosCarvalho Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico 57 minutes ago

This really cute little Treehopper is only 5 mm long and looks like the silhouette of a cat with it's tail raised. The pictures of Cladonota gonzaloi from Ecuador (see reference) are more brown overall, this one has white around the head and undersides as well as a green tinge in the helmet structure. It is very active and flies almost immediately.

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Treehopper Waltz commented on by AntonioCarlosDeBarrosCarvalho Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico 59 minutes ago

Once again, another wonderful series.
Congratulations and thank you, Lauren!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

With support from National Geographic