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AudioMoth in the News


BBC - Our Changing Planet

An episode of the BBC documentary series featuring HydroMoth being used to monitor reefs.

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BBC - Supersenses

An episode of the BBC Radio 4 podcast about how conservationists use sound to protect animal habitats. Evelyn Piña Covarrubias is interviewed about our use of AudioMoth in Belize.



Science - Ecology in the age of automation

AAAS Science article about how biodiversity sampling is being driven by small, low-power computing devices; advances in wireless communications; and an explosion in automated data-recognition algorithms in the field of machine learning. 


BBC iPlayer - Highlands Rewilding

BBC Countryfile episode showing AudioMoth being used to as part of the Natural Capital Laboratory in Scotland.

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The Economist - All kinds of new technology are being used to monitor the natural world

Article on how new technology, such as AudioMoth, are being used to help monitoring and protect biodiversity. 


Wall Street Journal - Better data, cheaper tech promise to unlock nature's secrets 

Article by Jackie Snow on how conservationists hope newly launched open-source tools will lend more insight into endangered species and the effects of climate change.


Journal of Open HW - Open hardware provides a better chance for scientific reproducibility

Article by Andrew Hill and Alasdair Davies on how open hardware provides a better chance for reuse, data reproducibility and access.



BBC iPlayer - Inside the Bat Cave

BBC documentary showing AudioMoth being used to discover the secret world of one of the most endangered and least understood animals on earth – bats. 

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The Guardian - New sensor offers a window into the secret lives of Britain's rarest bats

Article by Phoebe Weston on how AudioMoth was used to identify 1.7 million bat calls. 

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BBC - Endangered bats: The manicure helping to save a species

Article by Helen Briggs with picture showing AudioMoth 



WightLink - Wightlink helps to plot the journey of one of the Isle of Wight’s most special seasonal visitors

Wight Link press release by Karen Woods where Adrain Bicker describes using AudioMoth to monitor bat migration


Hackerfarm - Tech 4 Good : AudioMoth

Article in the Tech 4 Good series where Hackerfarm reviews and discusses technology designed for humanitarian, development, or environmental applications

Silicon Labs - Open Acoustic Devices takes low power to new heights for wildlife conservation

Blog by Lance Looper describing how the Silicon Labs processor lowers the power for acoustic monitoring



Chinadialogue - Five technologies to save wildlife from traffickers

Article by Catherine Early introducing technology built in collaborations between conservationists and tech developers.

RSEC blog - Optimization of sensor deployment for acoustic detection and localization in terrestrial environments

Article and video introducing our recent paper on sensor optimisation

Medium Article - Acoustic monitoring made affordable with AudioMoth

Article by Holly Baines discussing how AudioMoth is manufactured and supported at a low cost

Sparkfun Blog Scaling Open-Source Conservation Technology

Article by Megan Arnold describing how AudioMoth has been scaled to enable global conservation  projects

Mongabay Latam Article - Acoustic monitoring: a new system to fight against hunting and illegal logging

Article by Yvette Sierra Praeli describing how acoustic monitoring can be used to prevent poaching

Mongabay Article - ‘AudioMoth’ device aims to deliver low-cost, power-efficient monitoring of remote landscapes

Article by  Mike Gaworecki describing the Methods in Ecology and Evolution publication



WWF Conservation Technology - Acoustic Monitoring for Conservation and Ecological research

PDF report by WWF describing the guidelines of using acoustic monitoring, featuring a case study using AudioMoth 

BES Press Release - Listening in: Acoustic monitoring devices detect illegal hunting and logging

Press release by Sabrina Weiss describing Evelyn Piña Covarrubia's presentation at the ‘Ecology Across Borders’ conference in Ghent

Oxford Sparks Podcast - Where have all the cicadas gone?

Podcast asking Prof Alex Rogers, Peter Prince and Andrew Hill: Where have all the cicadas gone?

New Scientist Article - Hanging on: In search of the bat that returned from the dead

Article by Ollie Wearn using AudioMoth to monitor the Cuban greater funnel-eared bat

Medium Article - Listening to the mountain: Using audio recorders to monitor forest birds in Kenya

Article by Ciira Maina using early prototypes of AudioMoth to monitor the forest birds in Kenya

New Scientist Article - Drones listen in on bats to reveal their in-flight secrets

Article by Chris Baraniuk using AudioMoth to monitor bats by drone

Journal of Animal Ecology Press - New technologies for listening to bats

Article by Simon Hoggart using AudioMoth to monitor bats in Madeira 

BBC - The search for Britain's only native species of cicada

Article by Chris Baraniuk introducing an early version of AudioMoth to monitor the New Forest cicada

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