Wild World (audio download)
A journey in sound to the world’s wildest places
Experience the great wealth of wildlife on our planet through a journey in sound. In partnership with the Wildlife Sound Recording Society, the British Library is proud to present this collection of recordings from across the globe. The 22 recordings, all made by WSRS members, come from locations as diverse as Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, Cyprus, Sweden, Australia, Borneo, Malawi, Madagascar, Canada and Venezuela. Hear the Blackcap, Coot and Moorhen at Lake Zawadowka in Poland, the Oriental Turtle Dove and Striated Laughingthrush in India, and the Great Frigatebird and Red Footed Booby recorded in the unique habitat of the Galapagos Islands – a worldwide panorama of wild places.
This audio download does not include announcements. Also available as an audio CDListen to sample clips in Windows Media Player:
Forest of Tronçais, central France
Pitts Wood, New Forest, Hampshire, England
Utopia Environmental Reserve, Queensland, Australia
Twin Lakes, near New Liskeard, Ontario, Canada
'...this high quality set of recordings provide a sampler of a range of diverse, interesting global soundscapes, forming a timely and inspiring reminder to actively listen to our environments and perhaps value, understand and imagine them new ways.' Rob St John, Caught by the River`Journey in sound to the world's wildest places, including the New Forest in summer where the air is filled with birdsong, and the magical songs of curlews and lapwings on the moorlands of Kinbrace in Scotland.` Countryman`Wild World‘s most immediate appeal is through its presentation of the contrasting biophonies that exist between the different continents. The exotic piercing calls of forest birds raise us to the canopy of tropical rainforests across South America and Asia, while the more subdued chatter of woodland birds reflect the temperate woods of western Europe.` The Field ReporterWhich devices can I play this audio download on? Our audio downloads are provided as MP3 files. This format is highly compatible and files can be played on Macs, PCS, a range of mobile devices, MP3 players as well as iPods.