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Join the Global Soundscapes Project and Record the Earth!

Join the Global Soundscapes Project and Record the Earth!

Listening is the most important thing we do at Wildlife Acoustics and Dr. Bryan C. Pijanowski feels the same way.

Dr. Pijanowski had been on a quest to document soundscapes from all over the world, and for good reason; he points out that sound can be one of the first critical indicators of change in an environment. The new field of Soundscape Ecology that Pijanowski has become immersed in is primarily about what sounds can tell people about a given area. But he knew his passion could only carry him so far as he can only be in one place at a time. That’s when the idea of crowd sourcing his project came to be.

He recently launched the Global Soundscapes project, with the aim to have people from all over the world record as many ecosystems as possible by Earth Day 2014. And though Earth Day has come and gone, the project is still going strong. So far, over 2,000 soundscapes have been recorded. The next goal is 3,000, and anyone with a smartphone can help Pijanowski make it happen.

Wildlife Acoustics goes carbon neutral with UPS & less packaging for the SM2+

Wildlife Acoustics goes carbon neutral with UPS & less packaging for the SM2+

We are proud to announce that we are now using the UPS Carbon Neutral shipping option as part of our efforts to reduce our company’s carbon footprint. As part of this initiative, we’ll pay a small fee per package that will go towards projects around the world like Garcia River Forest in the United States, Fujian Landfill Gas in China, La Pradera Landfill Gas in Colombia, and CholburiWastewater Biogas-to-Energy in Thailand. Offsetting our carbon footprint is a worth the extra cost and fits with our mission to be better stewards of the planet.

That’s not all we’re doing. We’ve also recently redesigned the Song Meter SM2+ packaging, which has resulted in a 25% reduction in box volume. In addition, the new box will replace the bubble wrap that we had previously sent the SM2 in. This will help reduce our non-recyclable packaging, as well as provide a way for customers to store their recorders.

Our very own Aubrey Garrett best explains why making these changes are important to us:

Our 10,000th song meter press release has been picked up by Yahoo! Finance, Boston Business Journal, The Boston Globe, and more!

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Wildlife Acoustics is proud to support wildlife conservation efforts

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