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Tourism-driven development is threatening one of Puerto Rico’s greatest draws: its rural coastlines. R9 Studios FL/Flickr

Coastal gentrification in Puerto Rico is displacing people and damaging mangroves and wetlands

Puerto Rico’s tourism industry is booming as nations lift COVID-19 travel restrictions, but development is displacing people who have lived along its coastlines for years.
In some global fishing communities, women influence decisions, resulting in stronger claims to area-based fishing rights, improved economic returns and greater women’s empowerment. (Shutterstock)

For more equitable and sustainable fisheries, women must be empowered to lead

Creating opportunities to meaningfully engage women in governance and decision-making is necessary to achieve gender equality in small-scale fisheries.
FishSounds is an online database of recordings of the noises created by fish, like this Bocon toadfish. (Shutterstock)

Grunts, boops, chatters and squeals — fish are noisy creatures

Growing research shows that fish produce sounds that other creatures listen to to find food and avoid becoming prey. A new database compiles research on these fish sounds.
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‘Life finds a way’: here’s how rainbowfish survive in Australia’s scorching desert

As climate change worsens, their findings highlight the importance of conserving natural river flows to enable freshwater species to respond and adapt.
Fishermen weigh a basket full of fish off the Indian ocean’s archipelago of Lamu on Kenya’s coast. Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty Images

How COVID affected markets and livelihoods in Kenya’s fisheries sector

COVID-19 greatly disrupted local market dynamics at landing sites, within the communities, and connections to more distant markets.

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