Sounds Of Recovery – acoustic monitoring for conservation

Our emerging  ‘Sounds Of Recovery’ project with Museums Victoria and the Victorian National Parks Association, aims to gather audio data on species of conservation significance in fire impacted East Gippsland.
We will use automated audio recorders (song meter micro and AudioMoths) to 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 intrested 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 (more details to come).
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 plan to use some of the equipment to guide our upcoming Wildseek project’s koala thermal drone surveys too.
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 and we will loop you in on the details as they emerge.