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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Global Urban Biodiversity

Millions of city-dwellers walk their local streets every day, but many overlook the multitude of ...

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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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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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Mushroom Mapping

Mushroom ecology is a pivotal orientation point for exploring urban systems. Help us gather ...

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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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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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International Spider Survey

Spiders are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs. The International Society of Arachnology ...

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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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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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Global Flight

To create a magnificent collection of images of your favourite fliers. Not just birds, but bats, ...

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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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Mountain Apple commented on by Scott Frazier Honolulu, Hawaii, USA 2 minutes ago

Your welcome. I love when they drop their flowers and the ground becomes a carpet of pink!

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anomalous murex favorited by Mark Ridgway Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines 4 minutes ago

Homolocantha anomaliae

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Unknown spotting commented on by Scott Frazier San Francisco, California, USA 5 minutes ago

Moved from "other" to the Arthropods category.

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Unknown spotting commented on by Scott Frazier New Braunfels, Texas, USA 5 minutes ago

Hi db3cruz! Welcome to Project Noah! We hope you like the site as much as we do. There are many features you can explore, but first you should read the http://www.projectnoah.org/faq where you can find all the advice and "rules" of Project Noah :-) We also have a blog http://blog.projectnoah.org/ where we post articles from our specialists from different areas and categories of spottings, as well as wildlife "adventures". There are also a support chat for technical help and a nature chat to connect with other PN users. You, like the rest of the community, will be able to suggest IDs for species that you know but that have not been identified, and make other comments on other's spottings, and they on yours. We also have "missions" you can join and add spottings to http://www.projectnoah.org/missions Note that most missions are "local". Be sure not to add to a mission outside of its boundaries :-) Each mission has a map you may consult showing its range. So enjoy yourself, share, communicate, learn. By the way, I moved your beetle spotting from "other" to the Arthropods category. See you around :-)

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Yellow Horned spider spotted by LindaAlisto Baguio, Benguet, Philippines 5 minutes ago

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Jewel bugs commented on by SukanyaDatta Benguet, Philippines 6 minutes ago

LOVELY. In West Bengal, India, this is called Kaanch poka. Kaanch means glass. Poka is generic for insect. I understand that in times gone by girls used to cut bits from this colourful cuticle and stick as "bindi" on the forehead. Chrysocoris stolli, or a relative perhaps?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scutelleridae

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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