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Amazon Awakenings

The world's first wilderness quiet park was certified at Ecuador's Zabalo River in 2019. 

In this episode of Sound Escapes, you'll hear sounds recorded by Gordon Hempton, the Sound Tracker, at Zabalo River Wilderness Quiet Park — deep inside the Amazon.

Gordon calls this place a living Eden. "And when we listen there, we listen for miles. Not city blocks. We listen for miles."

Whether you're sheltering in place or taking a break from your duties as an essential worker, we hope this episode brings you peace and a brief escape from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Meet Gordon Hempton

Learn about the Quiet Parks initiative

Listen to more episodes of Sound Escapes: Season Two

Support for Sound Escapes comes from Jim and Birte Falconer of Seattle.

Photo credit: Zabalo River © Gordon Hempton