'Time for the Tarkine' - free 75 minute nature album to download by Listening Earth published on 2013/02/18 01:56:58 +0000 'Time for the Tarkine' is a professionally recorded nature soundscape, available for **FREE ** download at: www.listeningearth.com/tarkine This is a 3 minute audio sample from the 75 minute album. Australia's Tarkine region of northwest Tasmania contains the largest expanse of temperate rainforest in the southern hemisphere. Here, hidden deep in river valleys and wild uplands, huge myrtle trees are festooned with epiphytes and mosses, and in their cool shade thrive an understory of tree ferns. These forests are ancient - they once covered the whole of Australia, and date as far back as the time of the dinosaurs and the primordial supercontinent of Gondwana. Sadly, this region is under imminent threat of mining. There are currently 11 applications for large, open-cut developments pending, which the Australian government seems intent upon passing regardless of any environmental or social consequences. Hence we've made this album freely available, so you can hear the wild voices of the Tarkine speak for themselves, and get a sense of what is at stake. Download the complete album, grab your headphones, take some time & enjoy - and please - share this with friends.