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Rainforest Sounds

Rainforest sounds from around the world

earth.fm · 52 titles · about 36h 18m

This playlist is lined up with incredibly diverse recordings that beautifully paint the world of rainforests through the sounds of nature. To expand your world a bit more, we present some information below that is worth knowing about the rainforests of our planet. Did you know, for instance, that there are rainforests in Northern Europe? Read on to learn more.

#TitleLocationHabitat
Duration
1
A Rainforest in the Clouds - earth.fm

A Rainforest in the Clouds

George Vlad
EthiopiaMountains
59:55
2
A morning through the rainforest - earth.fm

A morning through the rainforest

Melissa Pons
Brazil
09:17
3
Borneo rainforest – afternoon soundscape in the jungle - earth.fm

Borneo rainforest – afternoon soundscape in the jungle

George Vlad
MalaysiaRainforest
59:55
4
Bukit Fraser – Rainforest Dawn - earth.fm

Bukit Fraser – Rainforest Dawn

Marc Anderson
MalaysiaRainforest
05:00
5
Calm Jungle Morning in the Rainforest - earth.fm

Calm Jungle Morning in the Rainforest

George Vlad
PeruRainforest
59:55
6
Calm Rain in the Rainforest of Madagascar - earth.fm

Calm Rain in the Rainforest of Madagascar

George Vlad
MadagascarRainforest
01:12:30
7
Calm atmosphere in the Borneo rainforest - earth.fm

Calm atmosphere in the Borneo rainforest

George Vlad
MalaysiaRainforest
59:55
8
Clayoquot Rainforest - earth.fm

Clayoquot Rainforest

Mark Brennan
CanadaTropical Woodland
02:00
9
Daintree Rainforest - earth.fm

Daintree Rainforest

Marc Anderson
AustraliaRainforest
02:32
10
Dawn in Madagascar Rainforest - earth.fm

Dawn in Madagascar Rainforest

George Vlad
MadagascarRainforest
01:07:03
11
Dawn in the Amazonian Rainforest - earth.fm

Dawn in the Amazonian Rainforest

Felix Blume
BrazilRainforest
10:00
12
Dawn in the rainforest – Sounds of Costa Rica - earth.fm

Dawn in the rainforest – Sounds of Costa Rica

George Vlad
Costa RicaRainforest
59:55
13
Dense Rain Over Trees in The Rainforest - earth.fm

Dense Rain Over Trees in The Rainforest

Nícolas Gutierrez García
ColombiaRainforest
38:14
14
Dusk by the river in the Amazon rainforest – Jungle sounds - earth.fm

Dusk by the river in the Amazon rainforest – Jungle sounds

George Vlad
PeruRainforest
59:55
15
Eubenangee Rainforest - earth.fm

Eubenangee Rainforest

Marc Anderson
AustraliaWetlands
02:54
16
Fascinating birdsong in the Congo rainforest - earth.fm

Fascinating birdsong in the Congo rainforest

George Vlad
GabonRainforest
59:55
17
Fiji Rainforest - earth.fm

Fiji Rainforest

Marc Anderson
FijiTropical Rainforest and Marshes
56:02
18
Gabon Rainforest Ambience - earth.fm

Gabon Rainforest Ambience

Stan Rullman
GabonRainforest
32:33
19
Girringun Rainforest Morning - earth.fm

Girringun Rainforest Morning

Marc Anderson
AustraliaRainforest
02:15
20
Calm Rain in the Amazon Jungle - earth.fm

Calm Rain in the Amazon Jungle

George Vlad
PeruRainforest
59:55
21
Heart of the Rainforest - earth.fm

Heart of the Rainforest

Listening Earth
IndonesiaRainforest
03:00
22
Java’s Last Rainforests - earth.fm

Java’s Last Rainforests

Marc Anderson
IndonesiaRainforest
01:01:45
23
Rainforest Dawn - earth.fm

Rainforest Dawn

Marc Anderson
AustraliaRainforest
03:26
24
Rainforest Stream - earth.fm

Rainforest Stream

Marc Anderson
ThailandRainforest
03:08
25
Rainforest on the Edge - earth.fm

Rainforest on the Edge

Marc Anderson
MalaysiaRainforest
06:28
26
Rainforest sounds – Night in the Amazon jungle - earth.fm

Rainforest sounds – Night in the Amazon jungle

George Vlad
PeruRainforest
59:55
27
Jungle Lake Deep in the Amazon Rainforest - earth.fm

Jungle Lake Deep in the Amazon Rainforest

Nick McMahan
EcuadorRainforest
01:00:00
28
Jungle sounds – morning in the Borneo rainforest - earth.fm

Jungle sounds – morning in the Borneo rainforest

George Vlad
MalaysiaRainforest
59:55
29
Lowland Rainforest Morning - earth.fm

Lowland Rainforest Morning

Marc Anderson
BorneoRainforest
01:02:23
30
Lowland Rainforest at Night - earth.fm

Lowland Rainforest at Night

Marc Anderson
BorneoRainforest
01:00:30
31
Lyrebird in the Rainforest - earth.fm

Lyrebird in the Rainforest

Stephen Frost
AustraliaRainforest
07:17
32
Massive Thunderstorm Approaching in the Amazon Rainforest - earth.fm

Massive Thunderstorm Approaching in the Amazon Rainforest

George Vlad
BrazilTropical Rainforest and Marshes
01:13:15
33
Midnight in Borneo’s Rainforest - earth.fm

Midnight in Borneo’s Rainforest

Marc Anderson
MalaysiaRainforest
02:18
34
Montane Rainforest - earth.fm

Montane Rainforest

Marc Anderson
MalaysiaForests
01:01:58
35
Morning in the Amazon Rainforest - earth.fm

Morning in the Amazon Rainforest

Jan Brelih
ColombiaRainforest
01:00:00
36
Nature sounds – Morning in African rainforest - earth.fm

Nature sounds – Morning in African rainforest

George Vlad
GabonRainforest
59:55
37
Lowland Rainforest Dawn in New Guinea - earth.fm

Lowland Rainforest Dawn in New Guinea

Marc Anderson
IndonesiaRainforest
01:01:49
38
Peruvian Rainforest Dawn - earth.fm

Peruvian Rainforest Dawn

Fintan O’Brien
PeruRainforest
06:38
39
Rain sounds – 1 hour of gentle rain in the Borneo rainforest - earth.fm

Rain sounds – 1 hour of gentle rain in the Borneo rainforest

George Vlad
MalaysiaRainforest
59:55
40
Reassuring Soft Rain in the Rainforest of Costa Rica - earth.fm

Reassuring Soft Rain in the Rainforest of Costa Rica

George Vlad
Costa RicaRainforest
01:00:00
41
Relaxing Evening in the Amazonian Rainforest - earth.fm

Relaxing Evening in the Amazonian Rainforest

George Vlad
PeruRainforest
59:55
42
Relaxing rainforest ambience – Lazy afternoon in Borneo - earth.fm

Relaxing rainforest ambience – Lazy afternoon in Borneo

George Vlad
MalaysiaRainforest
59:55
43
Soft Rain in the Congo Rainforest - earth.fm

Soft Rain in the Congo Rainforest

George Vlad
GabonRainforest
01:00:53
44
Solitude in the Rainforest - earth.fm

Solitude in the Rainforest

Melissa Pons
BrazilTropical Rainforest and Marshes
04:45
45
Taman Negara Rainforest Stream - earth.fm

Taman Negara Rainforest Stream

Marc Anderson
MalaysiaRainforest
55:40
46
Tasmania’s Ancient Rainforest - earth.fm

Tasmania’s Ancient Rainforest

Marc Anderson
AustraliaRainforest
02:59
47
Tasmanian Rainforest Stream - earth.fm

Tasmanian Rainforest Stream

Marc Anderson
AustraliaRainforest
05:39
48
Thailand Rainforest Night - earth.fm

Thailand Rainforest Night

Marc Anderson
ThailandRainforest
01:10:49
49
The Subtle Sound of a Primary Rainforest in Madagascar - earth.fm

The Subtle Sound of a Primary Rainforest in Madagascar

George Vlad
MadagascarForests
01:09:40
50
Thunder and rain sounds – Asian rainforest soundscape - earth.fm

Thunder and rain sounds – Asian rainforest soundscape

George Vlad
MalaysiaRainforest
59:55
51
Waigeo Rainforest - earth.fm

Waigeo Rainforest

Marc Anderson
Papua New GuineaTropical Rainforest and Marshes
55:19
52
Wild Amazon – Rainforest soundscape - earth.fm

Wild Amazon – Rainforest soundscape

George Vlad
PeruRainforest
59:55

How many rainforests are there in the world?

There are rainforests on every continent, except Antarctica. The largest rainforest is the Amazon in South America spreading through Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana, and the Congo rainforest in Africa, surrounding the Congo River. Others are in Southeast Asia, Australia, North America’s Pacific Northwest, and Northern Europe — the latter may have surprised you, but read on.

What are the two types of rainforest?

There are tropical and temperate rainforests.

Tropical rainforests are located between the “latitudes of 23.5°N (the Tropic of Cancer) and 23.5°S (the Tropic of Capricorn)”. You can find them in Central and South America, western and central Africa, western India, Southeast Asia, the island of New Guinea, and Australia. The Amazon rainforest is the world’s largest tropical rainforest.

Temperate rainforests are located in areas with temperatures that are much milder than the tropics, such as on the coasts of the Pacific Northwest in North America, Chile, the United Kingdom, Norway, Japan, New Zealand, and southern Australia.

What is special about the Amazon rainforest?

The Amazon rainforest:

  • Covers 4.2 million square miles (6.7 million square kilometers), an area twice the size of India. It covers almost 40% of the South American continent, spanning eight countries and one overseas territory
  • Is the largest forest on Earth, meaning it plays a crucial role in the regulation of the global climate
  • Is home to more plant and animal species than anywhere else on the planet. On average, a new species is discovered in the Amazon every other day
  • Has a human population of 47 million, and, although its 400 Indigenous groups amount to just two million individuals, the areas they inhabit are typically where most biodiversity is found, making them the “guardians of the forest” 
  • Contains approximately 400 billion trees – three times the number of stars in the Milky Way. They release 22 billion tons (20 billion metric tonnes) of water into the air per day, influencing rainfall cycles
  • Locks away 150-200 billion tons of carbon in its trees and soils.

Is the Amazon rainforest endangered?

17%t of the Amazon rainforest is estimated to have already been lost, while 38% of the remaining is already degraded. An area equivalent to five football pitches is cut down every minute.

Deforestation occurs primarily due to cattle ranching and agriculture, the construction of roads and associated infrastructure, illegal logging and mining, land grabs, and speculation. 

In combination with deforestation, climate change is enabling the Amazon to reach a tipping point where it would no longer be able to sustain itself as a rainforest, meaning that the carbon release levels will be higher than the carbon stored. The effects will have devastating consequences for the region, the continent, and the world at large.

At risk are:

  • The region’s incomparably complex biodiversity (not only in the forest but the river and its associated wetland habitats)
  • The livelihoods of its human population
  • The cessation of 12,000 year-old cultures
  • The carbon it sequesters (the release of which would destabilize the planet’s climate)
  • The breadbasket of South America (the Amazon’s hydrological cycle provides vital moisture for agriculture and urban water reserves).

How can I help to save the Amazon rainforest?

  • Avoid food grown on deforested land (such as beef, soybean, and palm oil), to reduce demand.
  • Purchase responsibly sourced or recycled products, such as non-tropical hardwood, jewelry made from recycled gold, and paper products that are tree-free, certified by organizations like the Forest Stewardship Council, or made from recycled pulp.
  • Buy from companies that donate to environmental causes, such as Certified B Corporations.
  • Indigenous peoples are the best protectors of their territories; support their rights and advocate for their sovereignty (consider buying fair trade products made by Indigenous peoples directly, or via services such as Ten Thousand Villages).
  • Combat the climate crisis by reducing your use of fossil fuels and the carbon emissions they cause: drive less, cycle and use public transportation more, reduce your thermostat, and reject fast fashion and unneeded air travel.
  • Inform yourself about what is happening to rainforests and their Indigenous communities (consider following Survival International, Amazon Watch, and the Rainforest Action Network), learn about their rich cultures, and share these stories to increase awareness. 
  • Call, email, or attend elected representatives’ public meetings to encourage their support of low-carbon development agendas and the prioritization of responsible sourcing and deforestation-free supply chain policies.
  • If you are able, donate, volunteer, or fundraise.

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