Chasing environmental criminals with sound alerts and understanding and protecting nature with bioacoustics: This project aims to explore how indigenous knowledge and listening-based technologies can be combined to save the Amazon. Grantees De Dinechin and Zolin will explore how the act of listening, commonly used by Indigenous communities to interpret their environment, can also provide a scientific picture of the health of the planet and save its unique biodiversity.
Scientists have recorded sounds to analyze the health of the Amazon biome and mitigate the effects of changes in forest cover. They also use the recordings to warn Indigenous communities of extractivist invasions that could alter the Amazon territory. De Dinechin and Zolin will study and report on two outstanding initiatives developed in recent years. The first, by the Tembé community in the state of Pará, and the second, in the first area of the Amazon to be monitored in real time, with the Providence project developed by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC).