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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Red-Whiskered Bulbul spotted by SargonR ‘Aiea, Hawaii, USA 3 minutes ago

Red-Whiskered Bulbul who has decided that the papaya trees in my front yard are no longer fit for human consumption. In reality, the trees have grown so tall we can no longer reach the fruits to pick them--but as consolation they do make neat bird feeders!

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Common Fruit Chafer favorited by Tom15 Sifundza seLubombo, Swaziland 3 minutes ago

App. 2 cm

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African Bont Tick (♂) favorited by Tom15 Sifundza seLubombo, Swaziland 4 minutes ago

A hebraeum males are 4.2–5.7 mm long and A. hebraeum females are 5 mm long. A.hebraeum belongs in the family of Ixodidae (hard tick). Hard ticks have a dorsal shield (scutum) and their mouthparts (capitulum) protrude forward when they are seen from above.

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Small Wasp Orchid favorited by EmilieWatchesTrees New South Wales, Australia 5 minutes ago

A terrestrial small deciduous plant, often all that is seen are 2 opposing flat leaves laying parallel with the ground (approx size up to 70mm each leaf); the orchid flower is held high on a thin stalk with varying shades of green, cream & maroon colouring on both the stem & flower; flower reaches up to 26mm in total length, although many of these specimens were well below that; the small wasp orchid is so small it can be easily missed & walked on. Insect pollinated by sexual deception as the flower mimics a female wasp. native to Australia.

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Vervet Monkey ♂ favorited by Tom15 Sifundza seLubombo, Swaziland 5 minutes ago

This male was caught yawning.The hands and feet of the Vervet Monkey are black, along with their ears and face which has a white band above it and is also framed by white cheek tufts. The Vervet Monkey has long arms and legs which are about the same length to allow this species to walk on all fours when on the ground with ease, and actually makes them quite speedy when running. Males tend to be larger than females and are easily distinguished by their bright blue testicles.

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Cocroach favorited by Tom15 Mbabane, Sifundza seHhohho, Swaziland 6 minutes ago

About 13 mm in size.

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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