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
Warm, Earthy and Sweet

Warm, Earthy and Sweet

[Mode Foodie]

One of the most beloved spices in the world, Cinnamon is actually the dried and curled up inner bark of one of several varieties of trees in the genus Cinnamomum.

Cassia Cinnamon is one of those varieties and the majority of it grows in the lush Kerenci Valley on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. It’s a sustainable crop that has been harvested in more or less the same way for centuries.

Come along as we show you how the inner bark of the tree is harvested and dried to form this incomparable spice loved around the world.