Sound and vision blog

25 April 2012

British Library Sounds: Wildlife and Environmental collections

Cheryl Tipp, Wildlife Sounds Curator, writes:

There are currently five collections within the Environment and Nature section of British Library Sounds. These content packages barely scratch the surface of the wildlife sounds collection archived at the British Library, yet provide an introduction to the types of natural field recording that have been amassed over the past forty years.

Some collections, such as Amphibians and British Wildlife Recordings, cover a specific class of animal or focus on a particular location, whereas others, such as Soundscapes and Listen to Nature, are broader in both content and geographical coverage.

Early Wildlife Recordings is the latest collection to be added and presents an assortment of species and habitat recordings that were produced during the first half of the twentieth century when wildlife sound recording was still in its infancy. 

Most of the recordings can be accessed by anyone, wherever you are in the world, so please feel free to explore the wealth of material that British Library Sounds has to offer.

 Wildlife sounds

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