Real Leaders: Sounds That Save

Eco-acoustics and artificial intelligence help stop harmful activity in rainforests.

When people call to mind the sounds of rainforests, they likely drum up ideas of peaceful rains, gently rustling leaves, and a chorus of vibrant wildlife. But there are also disturbing sounds that are not often heard or thought of — noises of intruders on paths of destruction.

Chainsaws illegally cutting down trees, hunters killing endangered species — this is the dark side of the human presence in these lush paradises. They can be challenging to catch in the act, as damage is often already done by the time authorities realize what happened.

That’s where Rainforest Connection comes in. Read the full article on Real Leaders