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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North American Gray Wolf commented on by ForestDragon USA 5 minutes ago

Hi BrianWong and welcome to Project Noah. This is a great place for you to share photographs of living organisms that you, yourself have taken.

Images taken from the internet or other sources are not allowed here. For that reason, this image was removed.

Please take a few minutes to read through our FAQ page. You will find general guidelines for posting as well as some information on other features of this site.

http://www.projectnoah.org/faq

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Lírio spotted by Cris São Caetano do Sul, SP, Brazil 6 minutes ago

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Bagworm Moth favorited by Ava T-B Mexico 11 minutes ago

The caterpillar larvae of the Psychidae construct cases out of silk and organic materials such as sand, soil, lichen, or plants upon which it feeds. These cases are attached to rocks, trees or fences while resting or during their pupa stage, but are otherwise mobile. The caterpillar drags the bag around while it feeds, never leaving its shelter, and then uses the bag to pupate. Bagworm cases range in size from less than 1 cm to 15 cm among some tropical species.

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Dorstenia favorited by Ava T-B Mexico 12 minutes ago

Dorstenia is a predominately Old and New World plant genus within the Moraceae family, with one Dorstenia species that is located in Indonesia and South Asia. There are 105 species within this genus that are fairly equally distributed between the Afrotropics and Neotropics, second only in number to the Ficus genera in Moraceae, but Dorstenia is unique because of their extremely diverse growth habits and life forms. The majority of the Moraceae is woody perennials, while Dorstenia is dominated by herbaceous, succulent, or suffrutescent perennials, and only 10% exhibit the typical woody habit of the Moraceae. Dorstenia also have a striking reproductive structure composed of clusters of bisexual flowers on disc-shaped receptacles that are often adorned with variable size and shape bracts. Like most members of the Moraceae, Dorstenia have drupe fruits, but another special feature of Dorstenia drupes is that they explode to release the seed. The seeds are usually small with a minuscule endosperm. The Dorstenia genus is also well known by indigenous people in the tropics as a medicinal plant with numerous flavonoid compounds that have anti-microbial, anti-reverse transcriptase, and anti-inflammatory effects.

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Taroi or Four-eyed fish spotted by SukanyaDatta West Bengal, India 14 minutes ago

Elongated body. Half the eye is above water when it swims.

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Indian River Tern favorited by Ava T-B Karnataka, India 14 minutes ago

Indian River Terns are listed as near threatened on the IUCN Red List due to pollution driving them out of their natural freshwater habitat. They nest in scrapes in sandbanks in rivers.

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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