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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Global 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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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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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

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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Orizaba Silkmoth commented on by J.Giron Villavicencio, Meta, Colombia 2 minutes ago

The place is at 490 masl

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Ornate Wobbegong favorited by KathleenMcEachern Cairns, Queensland, Australia 7 minutes ago

If you were this Shark you would have a really cool, super sensitive beard or a spiky chin full of feeling. You would also have a concentration of fine hairlike extensions connected to nerves under the skin of your head, and you could sense the slightest movement. You could close your eyes and feel a bird fly overhead, showers would feel awesome especially when followed by a fan? You would have massages where they just move their hands around behind you without touching you? And you would always win blind man’s bluff. You would also have a compulsion to bite things that pass by and would not want to let them go (on some occasions a wobbegong has only let go of a diver when they left the water). And you would be very patient, a sit and wait predator that eats sit and wait predators. Guardian: Jason Allen

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Plain Tiger or African Monarch spotted by pamsai Uganda 8 minutes ago

And the other version...

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Mantis spotted by J.Giron Villavicencio, Meta, Colombia 8 minutes ago

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Saturniid Moth spotted by J.Giron Villavicencio, Meta, Colombia 11 minutes ago

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Plain Tiger or African Monarch spotted by pamsai Uganda 17 minutes ago

Danaus chrysippus, also known as the Plain Tiger or African Monarch, is a common butterfly which is widespread in Asia and Africa. It belongs to the Danainae ("Milkweed butterflies") subfamily of the brush-footed butterfly family, Nymphalidae. It is a medium-sized, non-edible butterfly, which is mimicked by multiple species. Both Monarchs and Tigers belong to the genus Danaus. They are large butterflies, characterised by their orange wings, which have a black apex and white subapical spots. On the males there is a patch of raised androconial ( pheromone emitting ) scales on the hindwings. They have a slow undulating flight, with fairly shallow wing beats. In Africa the hindwings of Danaus chrysippus are usually predominantly white, a form known as alcippus. The type form chrysippus is scarce in West Africa but forms between 10-50% of most East African populations. In this area, I saw both species.

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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