We work to record the natural sounds of the world. Countless species are in peril due to numerous factors associated with human activity, altering entire ecosystems and their associated sounds. By gathering recordings of individual species and entire soundscapes as they currently exist across a landscape, we can track changes in their presence and composition over time, alerting scientists to potential management issues.
Team member Dr. Jacob Job travels to parks and other protected places to gather field recordings of species and soundscapes. We use these field recordings for engagement and outreach purposes. Mindful engagement with the outdoors is beneficial to human well-being and should be accessible to all. By carefully composing our field recordings, we can capture the essence of our wild places and allow everyone to experience them through their ears. We hope by connecting people to places in meaningful and emotive ways we can advocate for their protection that much easier.
Below is a fairly comprehensive list of audio and video projects we've produced or helped produce. We encourage everyone to spend some time listening to some of the natural sounds from a few of the national parks we've worked in. Wear headphones for the best listening experience!
Additionally, we encourage you to explore the Sounds of Your Park initiative that Dr. Jacob Job helped create with the National Park Service, Parks Canada, the George Wright Society, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature's World Commission on Protected Areas. The Sounds of Your Park initiative is a continuously growing collection of sounds from around the globe intended to celebrate the acoustical beauty and diversity of the world’s national parks and other protected areas. Sounds of Your Park is a #NatureForAll collaboration between the aforementioned groups.
Visit the Sounds of Your Park website or explore the map below!