Bioacoustics : the future of wildlife conservation
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Bioacoustic studies are processed where there is no human interference. Researchers just need to set up listening devices to collect sounds in the environment and use computer algorithms to analyze these sounds. Bioacoustics can be applied for different uses, including population monitoring and long-term monitoring of species but also to study animal behaviours. With the help of instruments placed in the environment, bioacoustic is also used to understand the ecological impacts of deforestation and landscape changes. The benefits of these technologies are manifold. It is possible to continuously monitor species, places and landscape without human presence. Bioacoustics can be used as an important tool to understand fast changes in biodiversity.