Came across this great effort that is supported by National Geographic called Project NOAH. Project Noahis a tool to explore and document
wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists
everywhere. Project Noah was created to provide people of all ages with a
simple, easy-to-use way to share their experiences with wildlife. This site is not about how good is your photography, so check it out
and see if you can become a citizen scientist and contribute to a very
link to PROJECT NOAH
BBC - A modern invention that may also hold the key to saving species in the future.
The Economist -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.
Wall Street Journal - 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.
CNN - 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.
Reuters - Project Noah is tapping social media’s potential to muster a vast green army.
National Geographic - Do you love nature? Explore
and document local wildlife around you and share your spottings with
research groups. Project Noah harnesses the power of citizen scientists
everywhere to discover the world’s organisms. Join the effort now.
New York Times - Project Noah 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.
Huffington Post - The app functionality is impressive, as is their mission: to make this app the most powerful ‘window’ to the world