Podcast: Hippos, manatees, and how the sounds of African wildlife aid their conservation

Published by Mongabay Today we look at two bioacoustic studies of African wildlife and take a listen to some of the recordings informing that research. Listen here: Bioacoustics combines biology and acoustics. In other words, it’s the study of the sounds of nature, which can tell us a lot about things like animal behavior and population dynamics, how species are responding to pressures like habitat destruction or global warming, and much more. This knowledge, in turn, can help in the design of effective conservation measures. Bioacoustics is a rapidly growing…

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