Noise Pollution and its Effects on Humans and Wildlife Speaker: Russ Wigh
Russ has been a birder since 1979; and after retirement in 1999, and a subsequent move to The Landings in 2001, birds became all consuming. But it was trips to Costa Rica and annual get-a-way visits to remote Arizona that cemented his interest in field sound recording and an awareness of just how noisy our world is.
In this program Russ will give us an introduction to noise pollution, and its harmful impact on humans and wildlife. Human quality of life has diminished and we have been subconsciously conditioned to tolerate noise as a part of everyday life without realizing its impacts on our health and hearing. Ecosystems and wildlife diversity in urban and suburban environments have been altered as noise averse species have declined leaving only those which can still tolerate and communicate in spite of the noise pollution.