Endangered New Zealand Bird Chooses Airport as Nesting Sanctuary, With Tall Fences to Keep Out All Their Predators

Endangered New Zealand Bird Chooses Airport as Nesting Sanctuary, With Tall Fences to Keep Out All Their Predators

Endemic to New Zealand, this sweet little bird is called the tūturiwhatu, or New Zealand dotterel, and though endangered, it has found a unique sanctuary where it can nest and feed in relative peace. Relative, because it comes with a significant amount of noise pollution. It’s the Auckland Airport, and 4 pairs of dotterel have […]

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MMORPG Soundscapes: Creating Realistic and Immersive Virtual Environments

MMORPG Soundscapes: Creating Realistic and Immersive Virtual Environments

In the vast and exciting Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG), players are transported to realms full of adventure, magic and the unknown. But beyond the stunning visuals and intricate gameplay, there is an aspect that often goes unnoticed but deeply shapes our experience: soundscapes.  Carefully designed and expertly integrated, these sonic tapestries are the […]

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From the dingo to the Tasmanian devil—why we should be rewilding carnivores

From the dingo to the Tasmanian devil—why we should be rewilding carnivores

No matter where you live, apex predators and large carnivores inspire awe as well as instill fear. Large predators have been heavily persecuted and removed from areas where they once lived because of conflict with livestock grazers. Beyond their large teeth, sharp claws and iconic status, research is finding they are crucially important in ecosystems. […]

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