CSC-Snakes of the United States mission, Project Noah weekly report
This week at Project Noah, I am pleased to report that the Snakes of the United States – Center for Snake Conservation (CSC) mission has had an addition of 12 new spottings bringing the total number of snake spottings to 1,276. I am also pleased to report we added 13 new members to the mission, bringing the total to 548 users.
The Project Noah: CSC-Snakes of the United States Mission Spotting of the week is this spectacular series of 2 male cottonmouths in combat! Many snakes have this type of combat when multiple males are vieing for the right to breed with a nearby female. It is much like arm wrestling in humans. Each snake tries to gain the upper hand and wrestle the other snake to the ground.
Please consider becoming a Project Noah member (it is free) and help make the world a better and safer place by educating the world about snakes! (We do make provisions for sensitive species asking that you merely record the nearest large town/community. Our goal is conservation through education.
Project Noah is an award-winning software platform designed to help people reconnect with the natural world. Launched out of NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program in early 2010, the project began as an experiment to mobilize citizen scientists and build a digital butterfly net for the 21st century. Backed by National Geographic, Project Noah is mobilizing a new generation of nature explorers and helping people from around the world appreciate their local wildlife. Our community is harnessing the power and popularity of new mobile technologies to collect important ecological data and help preserve global biodiversity. We currently have over 370,000 photos!
Our ultimate goal is to build the go-to platform for documenting all the world’s organisms, and through doing this we hope to develop an effective way to measure Mother Nature’s pulse. By developing tools to help the mobile masses share their encounters with nature, we are building a powerful force for crowdsourcing ecological data collection and an important educational tool for wildlife awareness and preservation. We hope you’ll support us on this mission by joining Project Noah today.
The Center for Snake Conservation needs your help to collect distributional data for all wild snakes in the United States. Please record all snakes including any snakes found dead on a road or elsewhere. Please include additional information about your spotting that can help us understand a bit more about the snake. As we collect spottings, we can increase our knowledge about snakes and help educate others that view our photos. Snakes are often unnecessarily feared and we can help change the human perception through our postings on Project Noah. http://www.projecthoah.org
Thanks, Lisa Powers
Project Noah – CSC Coordinator