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THE AMAZON BASIN & SOUNDSCAPE ECOLOGY                                                   THE BOOK CLIFFS

 

The Amazon basin is considered the most biodiverse region in the world.  Some of the most unique soundscapes emanate this rich flora and fauna.  Since 2014, I have been recording baseline soundscapes at imperiled regions, places on the edge of human development.  Listen below to hear some of these soundscapes.  

Many areas of the Amazon are under continual threat of development and destructive resource extraction.  Economic conditions have incentivized illegal mining, logging, and reckless land management.  

MEASURING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT THROUGH SOUND

Many areas of the Amazon are under continual threat of development and destructive resource extraction.  Oftentimes the soundscape reveals what is otherwise obscured or altogether missing  in the visual landscape, illegal mining, logging or land development.  Baseline soundscapes help to document changes in biodiversity, showing what species are present and missing in a given region.