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The writhed hornbill, a Philippines endemic species. Image by Olaf Oliviero Riemer via Creative Commons (CC BY 3.0).

Podcast: Escape into nature’s soundscapes

Healthy ecosystems are often noisy places: from reefs to grasslands and forests, these are sonically rich thanks to all the species defending territories, finding mates, locating prey, or perhaps enjoying…
The writhed hornbill, a Philippines endemic species. Image by Olaf Oliviero Riemer via Creative Commons (CC BY 3.0).

Why fish are disappearing from Amazonian waters

From the coastline to freshwater streams, people living in Amazonia say industrial fishing, deforestation, hydroelectric dams and climate change have reduced fish populations. Industrial fishing is one of the main explanations for the low numbers. Fishermen report that large boats are trawling with nets up to 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) in length that do not allow fish to reach the shore.
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