Big or little, cute or ugly, animals of the world can be our companions or our enemies.
Animals can also do some nifty things, or play important roles in the ecosystem. DW looks at animals from every which angle.
Just outside of Bogota in Colombia, scientists have amassed a collection of over 20,000 animal sounds that are being used to study everything from climate change to deforestation and urbanization. Environmental sound study has largely been overlooked by most researchers up until now. But, as high school kids in Colombia are learning, it could be a vital tool in conserving precious ecosystems.
From natural sounds to artificial ones and even something in-between — this week's show is all about the indelible link between sound and the environment. We hear how plastic waste can be used to make a new kind of noise, and how kids in Colombia are learning to record animal sounds for conservation. And we meet a Polish composer who has created a unique soundwalk through Berlin's botanic gardens.