Yangmingshan National Park in Taipei, Taiwan, is the first ‘urban quiet park’ designated by non-profit Quiet Parks International, which aims to seek out and safeguard the world’s remaining natural soundscapes. Photo: Getty Images Yangmingshan National Park in Taipei, Taiwan, is the first ‘urban quiet park’ designated by non-profit Quiet Parks International, which aims to seek out and safeguard the world’s remaining natural soundscapes. Photo: Getty Images
Yangmingshan National Park in Taipei, Taiwan, is the first ‘urban quiet park’ designated by non-profit Quiet Parks International, which aims to seek out and safeguard the world’s remaining natural soundscapes. Photo: Getty Images

One of the world’s quietest places is an urban park in Taiwan; meet the scientist on a mission to identify and preserve others

  • Man-made sound is a silent killer, acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton says. ‘When we save quiet, we save everything else. Wildlife cannot exist in noisy places’
  • Through non-profit Quiet Parks International, he hopes to map and safeguard Earth’s few truly natural soundscapes, such as Yangmingshan National Park in Taiwan

Topic |   Conservation
Yangmingshan National Park in Taipei, Taiwan, is the first ‘urban quiet park’ designated by non-profit Quiet Parks International, which aims to seek out and safeguard the world’s remaining natural soundscapes. Photo: Getty Images Yangmingshan National Park in Taipei, Taiwan, is the first ‘urban quiet park’ designated by non-profit Quiet Parks International, which aims to seek out and safeguard the world’s remaining natural soundscapes. Photo: Getty Images
Yangmingshan National Park in Taipei, Taiwan, is the first ‘urban quiet park’ designated by non-profit Quiet Parks International, which aims to seek out and safeguard the world’s remaining natural soundscapes. Photo: Getty Images
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