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AN INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVE TO DECLARE THE SOUNDSCAPES OF THE AMAZON RAINFOREST A NATURAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE OF THE UNESCO

The LAB has officially joined on November 6 an international initiative “Let the forest sing” to propose the Amazon Rainforest and the Andes Chocó (Ecuador) primary forest soundscapes to be declared a UNESCO natural heritage, and the songs of the indigenous peoples living in those forest a UNESCO cu ... [Read more]

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A SMART EAR TO MITIGATE HUMAN-ELEPHANT CONFLICT IN INDIA

Last November 15, in the state of West Bengal, the Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics and the Ear to the Wild Foundation (http://eartothewild.in) successfully finalised a series of pilot tests of its acoustic elephant detector on the rails of the line of Siliguri-Jalapaiguri Railway Division of the ... [Read more]

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THE LAB AT THE SECOND EDITION OF THE WORLD MARINE MAMMAL CONFERENCE IN BARCELONA

The LAB took part to the second edition of the WMMC World Marine Mammal Conference in Barcelona hosted by the Society for Marine Mammalogy (SMM) and the European Cetacean Society (ECS) at the ICCB International Convention Center of Barcelona from 7 to 12 December 2019 (https://www.wmmconference.org ... [Read more]

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EL PI D’ALEP, AN ARTWORK BY JULIEN FÉRAUD, BECOMES A LAB MONUMENT

On Friday December 20, the pine tree that has been standing in front of the LAB for tens of years and is older than the LAB itself became a monument. The tree was seriously damaged by the storm on August 12 and the LAB chose Julien Féraud, a french artist specialised in fallen tree sculptures, to g ... [Read more]

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HOW TO MITIGATE THE NOISE IMPACT OF THE COBALT DEEP MINING INDUSTRY

The BBC released on November 18 a video on Blue Nodules (https://blue-nodules.eu), a EU-founded research project, where the LAB is responsible of evaluating the effects of noise associated to deep-mining on the marine environment. This video can be found at https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environme ... [Read more]