Sounds Of Recovery – acoustic monitoring for conservation

Our  ‘Sounds Of Recovery’ project with Museums Victoria  and the Victorian National Parks Association is gathering audio/acoustic data on species of conservation significance in fire impacted East Gippsland.
Using state of the art technology to build capacity in the conservation community to undertake targeted surveys for species of interest and conservation significance. Enabling a network of trained volunteers, supported by industry professionals, to act collectively to improve conservation outcomes using real world acoustic data.

To sign up and participate in the project, please download our ‘expression of interest form’:

Click HERE to download the form as a Word doc

or here as a PDF 

Our first acoustic monitoring workshop took place late last year and can be viewed in full here.

Once we receive your signup form, we will be in touch to organise equipment and arrange any further support to see the equipment deployed.

For instructions on how to setup and operate the equipment please visit our ‘resources page’ , where you will find both downloadable guides and instruction videos covering all our common equipment including Arbimon.

The automated audio recorders (Song Meter Micro and Audio-Moths) will gather acoustic data that can then be processed using ‘audio recognisers’ to later tell us what species are recorded  via the Arbimon platform , provided free by our friends at Rainforest Connection.

The project includes a range of free training opportunities for interested groups and individuals on how to use this equipment and analyse the data via a series of workshops.
The project also has capacity to loan hardawre devices to undertake monitoring projects on species and areas of your interest.
People can  use the ‘Sounds of Recovery Sign-up sheet to get involved with the project, be provided with the equipment,  ‘how to’ guides and some technical support to deploy the devices.
Early next year we will provide further training on how to use free web based software to collate and analyse the data.
Please share this invite with anyone you think may be interested.
Please contact us via email  for further details.
Coqui Acoustic Monitoring Program — Maui Invasive Species Committee (MISC)
We are keen to see this technology used to increase our collective capacity to gather meaningful presence/absence data on species of conservation significance including yellow bellied gliders, possibly birds/owls, frogs, batts, especially koalas and others.
We are keen to involve other people in the opportunity to learn the tech.
We will also be using some of the equipment to help guide our upcoming Wildseek project’s koala thermal drone surveys.
The training, audio processing platform and some project equipment can be provided free as this technology may add value to work you are already doing or could deliver at low cost.
Please feel free to pass this information on to anyone you think may be interested.

If this ‘sounds’ like something you or your group may be interested in, please get in touch.