Fortunately we are now able to get out and about and enjoy nature for ourselves, but sadly we aren’t yet able to travel too far (Yippee for leisure travel now allowed within our own province!)
If, like me, you are missing the bush then you’ll want to know about this beautiful initiative from WWF…
WWF South Africa presents Soundscapes – a project that help to bring the outside inside by sharing the sounds of South Africa.
This special project provides people with the opportunity to reconnect with nature while stuck indoors. It also educates about everything WWF does for nature and for people.
Soundscapes gives South Africans the opportunity to support WWF with no cost to themselves because by downloading or streaming these sounds, a percentage of royalties will go towards supporting WWF’s ongoing conservation work.
The WWF playlist, titled ‘Bring Nature Inside’, features the sounds of projects and areas where WWF is actively working.
Choose to listen to the soothing natural ambience of the following:
“We wanted to allow people to experience the richness of nature. With many of us feeling overwhelmed by the current state of the world and the unique disruptions we are facing, it is imperative for us to take care of our mental and emotional well-being. Nature provides the perfect ‘escape’ that we need during this time,” – Justin Smith, head of business development at WWF South Africa.
From the enchanting sounds of rhino translocations, to the soothing backdrop of a free-flowing river and the rhythmic sound of the Atlantic Ocean, each authentic track features immersive sounds with a description that brings together the beauty and significance of our natural resources, and showcases the work WWF is doing to help protect South Africa’s natural heritage.
This 10-hour long mix of different calming and inspirational soundscapes can be enjoyed in any setting; whether you are working, exercising, cooking, gardening or simply taking a break from your home desk.
For access to the WWF SA Soundscape Playlist please visit wwf.org.za. The soundscapes will also be available on various streaming services including Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Deezer, Google Play and Amazon. A percentage of the streaming royalties will go to support WWF SA’s ongoing conservation work, at no cost to the platform user.
As an added benefit, every time a track is streamed, WWF will earn a modest amount of much-needed money to put towards its conservation efforts.
So get back in touch with nature or visit one of your favourite holiday destinations audibly thanks to WWF South Africa’s restful playlists of the unique sounds of Africa’s natural heritage.