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Mapping the sounds of the animal world

The biggest ever map of the sounds of nature will be launched today. It's aim is to highlight how the noise humans produce every day impacts the natural world. The Sounding Nature map includes almost 500 pieces of audio, covering everything from hippos, hyenas and eagles to geysers, hurricanes and glaciers. Every nature recording has also been re-imagined and recomposed by an artist to reflect the damage caused by human-generated noise such as from traffic. Newsday's Paul Hawkins spoke to Stuart Fowkes, the creator of Cities and Memory, which is hosting the map.

(Photo: A sheep and a lamb graze in a field covered in snow in County Durham Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire)

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