Tropical rainforests have a soundtrack. Recording it may save them.

Read the full story at Quartz.

Despite appearing healthy from above, forests are falling silent as their inhabitants die off. The primary signature of human disturbance in forests is the absence it leaves behind. Sound promises to help save them. In a paper published in the January issue of the journal Science, tropical researchers proposed a way to monitor biodiversity, on a budget, over vast areas of remote rainforest. The burgeoning field is called bioacoustics.

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