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

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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 Dragonflies & Damselflies

Dragonflies and damselflies are agile insects of the order Odonata. With a worldwide distribution ...

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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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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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Flowers of Europe

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Nature in Yellow

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Kestrel; Cernícalo Real spotted by Malcolm Wilton-Jones Comunidad Valenciana / Comunitat Valenciana, Spain 29 seconds ago

Coastal marshes.

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Belted Kingfisher spotted by James McNair Florida, USA a minute ago

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Nubian Ibex favorited by Diaz José Miguel מחוז הדרום, Israel a minute ago

A desert wild goat, camouflaged perfectly in its habitat.

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Purple Heron; Garza Imperial spotted by Malcolm Wilton-Jones Sagunto/Sagunt, Comunidad Valenciana / Comunitat Valenciana, Spain 3 minutes ago

Coastal marshes.

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Tawny Frogmouth (young juvenile) favorited by Stephen W Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 8 minutes ago

I am so delighted to see Tawny Frogmouths return to my yard. I've not seen any here since my last spotting back in 2012 - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/212... and have not seen chicks since 2010. This spotting is a very young bird, and although it looks fully grown, it's fidgeting behaviour gives a good indication of its age. The facial expression on this bird was due to its first sighting of a cat. In fact, four cats... and a human. Its eyes were wide-open as if astonished to see such odd creatures, and its mouth was gaped. There was a lot of movement as its head turned from side-to-side, and up-and down, taking in all the activity beneath it. There was an adult in the tree which had assumed the characteristic 'stumping' pose, which is a type of camouflage so the bird looks like a part of the tree (see last photo). The little one was moving around way too much to be inconspicuous. It was also 40 degrees celsius (104 degrees fahrenheit) the day these photos were taken, so that would account for the birds casual posture in the second-last photo.

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Unknown spotting commented on by Malcolm Wilton-Jones Florida, USA 10 minutes ago

Looks like eclipse males.

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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
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