Joining the Yang Center for Conservation Bioacoustics

In April, I formally joined the advisory council for the K. Lisa Yang Center for Conservation Bioacoustics at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Bioacoustics will revolutionize biodiversity monitoring, transform how we evaluate the effectiveness of conservation, and create new opportunities to engage the public around wildlife and ecosystems. The K. Lisa Yang Center for Conservation Bioacoustics is at the forefront of this movement and it’s a great honor to be involved.

Bioacoustics data and research will also generate substantial opportunities to inform and strengthen environmental news reporting globally.

Additionally, there is great potential for bioacoustics data to serve as a source of story ideas. We’re hoping to expand Mongabay’s use of bioacoustics data in reporting in the future.

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By Rhett Ayers Butler

Rhett Ayers Butler is the Founder and CEO of Mongabay, a non-profit conservation and environmental science news platform. He started Mongabay in 1999 with the mission of raising interest in and appreciation of wild lands and wildlife.