It is proven that the sounds of nature: such as the flow of water from a river or a waterfall, the chirping of birds, the rustling of leaves… help reduce pain and stress and also serve to improve the state mood and cognitive performance. Luckily, thanks to technology, today we can reproduce them even in the middle of the largest, noisiest and most polluted city. Although if what you are looking for is variety and realism, this website includes how the world’s forests sound on an interactive map.
As each forest has its own sound, the English production company National Forest and Timber Festival, an arts festival held in the middle of a forest in the United Kingdom, devised this listening experience during the worst of the pandemic with the aim of creating emotional connections between people and nature.
Thus, in May 2020 asked netizens from all over the world to record the sound of nearby forests and have them delivered. Thus, the map has been updated as more and more audios have arrived.
Representing Spain we can find the sounds of five forests: the Parque de la Acebera in Lugones, the birds of Fréas de Eiras in Ourense, a forest in Salamanca, El Retiro in Madrid and Sa Caleta in Ibiza. Nevertheless, With a click we can go in a second from Sorreisa in Norway to the Spes Bona forest in South Africa.
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