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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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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Mission WILD

The WILD Foundation works to protect & interconnect at least half of the planet’s land & water to ...

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Mushroom Mapping

Mushroom ecology is a pivotal orientation point for exploring urban systems. Help us gather ...

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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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Biodiversidad en España/Spain

Habitat: Indicar el sitio donde se encontró (campo, montaña, lago, mar, río...) Habitat: Enter the ...

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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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Nature in Yellow

It would be so interesting to see all the yellow flowers, fruits, insects, animals of the world.

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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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Hydrangea spotted by KostasZontanos Firenze, TOS, Italy 2 minutes ago

Hydrangea macrophylla is a species of flowering plant in the family Hydrangeaceae, native to Japan. It is a deciduous shrub growing to 2 m (7 ft) tall by 2.5 m (8 ft) broad with large heads of pink or blue flowers in summer and autumn.

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Kiaat, Bloodwood, African Teak, Wild Teak, (seed) spotted by Irene Brady Ba-Phalaborwa Local Municipality, Limpopo, South Africa 7 minutes ago

Called Kiaat in Afrikaans, and also Bloodwood because when you cut into the bark it bleeds a convincingly bloody red sap. The seedpod shown is a papery disk about 2¾" across, with stiff but not prickly hairs emerging from the seedcase. The seeds are eaten by numerous creatures, including squirrels, baboons and monkeys. The Wikipedia entry says the seeds are about 12cm in diameter, but the ones on this tree were only half that size.

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Kiaat, Bloodwood, African Teak, Wild Teak, (seed) spotted by Irene Brady Ba-Phalaborwa Local Municipality, Limpopo, South Africa 7 minutes ago

Called Kiaat in Afrikaans, and also Bloodwood because when you cut into the bark it bleeds a convincingly bloody red sap. The seedpod shown is a papery disk about 2¾" across, with stiff but not prickly hairs emerging from the seedcase. The seeds are eaten by numerous creatures, including squirrels, baboons and monkeys. The Wikipedia entry says the seeds are about 12cm in diameter, but the ones on this tree were only half that size.

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Black vulture spotted by LuisStevens Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico 10 minutes ago

Black vultures are very large birds. They are not very fast but they glide effortless in the sky with a wingspan of 1.5 m

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Purple Coneflower spotted by KostasZontanos Firenze, TOS, Italy 22 minutes ago

Echinacea purpurea (eastern purple coneflowe or purple coneflower) is a North American species of flowering plant in the sunflower family. It is native to eastern North America and present to some extent in the wild in much of the eastern, southeastern and midwestern United States as well as in the Canadian Province of Ontario. It is most common in the Ozarks and in the Mississippi/Ohio Valley.

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Unknown spotting favorited by LarryGraziano دهب, جنوب سيناء, Egypt 23 minutes ago

Large buzzing insect, yellow, 2 large compound eyes and 3 simple eyes, about 3 cm in body length

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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