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In US protected areas such as Zion National Park, anthropogenic noise is an increasingly pervasive threat to wildlife behavior, physiology, and fitness, and can also diminish opportunities for park visitors to experience natural soundscapes. An analysis of acoustic recordings made in US parks showed where anthropogenic noise – including vehicles, people’s voices and footsteps, trains, and aircraft – was louder. Such analyses could be used to develop noise management strategies in areas with especially high sound levels. READ MORE
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