JNCC’s most recent report, Realising the Potential for Acoustic Monitoring to Address Environmental Policy Needs, discusses the key policy needs that are driving the requirements for further data on biodiversity, including: species and habitat information, the impact of environmental interventions, ecosystem ‘health’ and how to better engage the general public with nature.
Baker Consultants’ Director of Bioacoustics, Carlos Abrahams, is one of the lead authors on the report and has been a pioneer of many modern-day bioacoustics methods, which are increasingly being used for various scientific, practical and cultural contexts. The JNCC Report highlights bioacoustic methods that can be utilised to address the needs of policy makers, including low-cost sensors, cross-taxa recording, acoustic signals of function, soundscape analysis, artificial intelligence (AI) classification and citizen science.
The use of such bioacoustic methods can be used to fill a large number of knowledge and data gaps which will, in turn, enable better monitoring and protection of the environment, as well as offering a wide range of possible solutions and benefits for policy makers, conservation practitioners and researchers.
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