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The Scientists Saving the Rainforests by Listening to Them

The sounds of our most diverse ecosystems are going silent

Zuzana Burivalova records data in a gardening zone in Papua New Guinea. Photo: Justine E. Hausheer/TNC

WWhen Eddie Game straps the first wallet-sized recording device around a tree trunk in Papua New Guinea, he’s so deep in the Adelbert Mountains it’s a three-day hike from the closest road. A second device is secured on a neighboring tree. One will capture ultrasonic…

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New York Times Bestselling author of WOMEN IN WHITE COATS. Bylines: The Atlantic, The Cut, Aeon, Smithsonian, Guardian. https://oliviacampbell.substack.com

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