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The peak of Mt Kenya at Dawn

Tropical forest ecosystems are some of the most biodiverse on the planet. However, they face a number of threats including human encroachment and climate change and there is need for urgent and sustained action if we are to protect these ecosystems for future generations. To act before it is too late, we must monitor as many of these ecosystems as possible to detect absence of species in areas they previously occupied.

Bioacoustic approaches have recently been used successfully to monitor a variety of ecosystems. Bioacoustic techniques involve the use of audio recordings obtained in the natural environment to determine the…

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