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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Iago Sparrow favorited by Polilla Cape Verde 3 minutes ago

This is one for the upcoming Valentine's Day. This male Iago Sparrow (pic 1) seems to be looking up to his young beloved (pic 2), holding an hibiscus flower to try to impress her. I found these birds during my trip to Cape Verde where they can be found. Females and young birds have brown plumage with black marks above, and a dull grey underside, and are distinguished from other species of sparrow by their large, distinct supercilium. Males have a brighter underside and bold black and chestnut stripes on their head. It is a smaller species of sparrow.

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Iago Sparrow commented on by Polilla Cape Verde 3 minutes ago

Beautiful - thank you!

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Sagui-da-serra-escuro (Buffy-tufted-ear marmoset) favorited by Leuba Ridgway Duque de Caxias, RJ, Brazil 4 minutes ago

The Buffy-tufted-ear marmoset - scientific name: Callithrix aurita - is an specie endemic of Brazilian Atlantic Forest, that have conservation status Vulnerable (IUCN 3.1). It is a New World primate, of subfamily Callitrichinae, measuring from 19 to 24.8 cm (head-body), and having a not prehensile tail, with lenght from 27 to 35 cm. Inhabits the mountain forests of Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and east and northeast of São Paulo.

See: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/3570/...

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Sagui-da-serra-escuro (Buffy-tufted-ear marmoset) commented on by Leuba Ridgway Duque de Caxias, RJ, Brazil 4 minutes ago

Antonio this is a great spotting however, given that this has a Vulnerable status, could you please edit and remove photos and notes indicating the exact location as quickly as possible. Also please move the pin on the map.

This advice is to discourage poachers and those in the pet trade.

This spotting will be monitored for amendments. Thank you.

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Unknown spotting favorited by Polilla Duque de Caxias, RJ, Brazil 4 minutes ago

A moth measuring about 60mm long that was not alone, but with dozens of critters of same specie.

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Unknown spotting commented on by Polilla Duque de Caxias, RJ, Brazil 4 minutes ago

Great moth - thanks for sharing!

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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