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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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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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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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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White-tailed Deer spotted by Greg Shchepanek Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 22 seconds ago

Coat is a reddish-brown in the spring/summer & turns to a grey-brown throughout the fall/winter.

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Tamarin monkey spotted by apeter22 Buffalo, Minnesota, USA 4 minutes ago

Different tamarin species vary considerably in appearance, ranging from nearly black through mixtures of black,brown,and white.

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Double-Crested Cormorant spotted by JOHN2 Florida, USA 11 minutes ago

Adult is 33", black with greenish cast. Narrow hooked bill & Orange throat patch.

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Flofly commented on by ForestDragon Watertown, New York, USA 15 minutes ago

Hi Jessica and welcome to Project Noah! This is a really nice community where you can share pictures that you have taken of living organisms.

We do not allow photos that have been taken from the internet or other sources since these images belong to the people who took them and we can get in trouble for posting them here.

Please read through the FAQ page. You will find the rules for posting here, as well as some other information on features of the Project Noah website. Here is the link:

look forward to seeing some of your photos soon!

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Sulphur Cicada spotted by PampaMistri Kolkata, West Bengal, India 18 minutes ago

We have seen this creature at Kolakham in Neora Valley region of West Bengal, India. Initially we just heard very loud sound all over the place. Then we identified that this creature is making this loud sound. Size about 2 inches+, black & yellow spotted head with horn like stings. Eyes like black balls. Some had green and some had yellow wings with black spots and brown border. They start the call/sound with breaks/interruption, then calls continuously and loudly. They don't move (stands still) while call. They fly like small birds. They could be seen after sun rise. Not early in the morning and not after evening.

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Bush /Gorse Orb-weaver favorited by RobinGraves Croatia 24 minutes ago

Mediterranean meadow

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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