Listen to the sounds of the rainforest

Listen to the sounds of the rainforest


The Kalimantan Rainforest in Borneo, Indonesia is one of the most biodiverse spots on Earth. Bustling with life, the dense greenery is home to orangutans, all kinds of birds, frogs, you name it. But the rainforest won’t stay that way if mining and logging continues unchecked. Which is why The Nature Conservancy’s Dr. Eddie Game is listening to the sounds of the rainforest to measure the impact of human activity on the area’s wildlife.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video

  • And believe it or not
  • One of the most biodiverse places on the planet
  • Mining and logging
  • As a measure of environmental health
  • Vocal ones
  • A bioacoustics monitor
  • Trek hours through the forest
  • Pulling around 20 devices in a day
  • We literally strap it to a tree
  • And set it to record
  • Lots of hard work and sweat
  • The rainforest is so dense
  • Eddie listens to the sounds
  • How full the soundscape is
  • Forestry companies and communities
  • It often surprises people just how noisy a forest is
Cleaning 9.000 tons of trash

Cleaning 9.000 tons of trash


Over three years ago, Versova beach in Mumbai was little more than a dumping ground for garbage and waste. After witnessing the devastating impact the refuse was having on the ocean, Afroz Shah decided to take matters into his own hands. What started off as a single man’s mission to clean up his favorite childhood beach turned into the world’s largest beach cleanup initiative. As of today, Shah and hundreds of volunteers have cleaned up over nine million kilograms of plastic and waste, with hopes to expand their initiative to other beaches in the future.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • A  landfill
  • A little over 3 years ago
  • A movement started and led by one man
  • I am a lawyer by profession
  • A dumping ground
  • My personal journey
  • To join in
  • Hundreds of volunteers
  • The biggest preventative action
  • It’ about the mindset of people
  • Local communities
  • How to segregate it
  • I’m connecting with nature
  • It has to be spick and span (very clean and tidy)
  • We are in for a long haul (difficult effort or task)

The beach after the cleanup project

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