To help save the Coco de Mer, a giant type of coconut that weighs up to 30 kilos, the UN Development Program is assisting the Seychelles in finding ways to ensure that it has the necessary funding.
The archipelago off the coast of East Africa is set for its first transition of power between parties since a 1977 coup. The People's Party has ruled the islands since the return to a multi-party system in 1993. (11.09.2016)
Germans protest industrial scale farming, while Venezuela explores urban agriculture. In Cape Town, farmers battle drought and water waste. And why coconuts have become an election issue in India. (27.01.2017)
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Across Europe, fields of red poppies bloom in summer. It's a breathtaking sight but these common, beautiful weeds have also held deep meaning throughout human history.
Sierra Leone has no functioning public trash collection service. Some inventive tinkerers are taking matters into their own hands by turning discarded soda cans into stable and cheap cooking pots.
Most of South Africa's wine comes from the Cape Floral Kingdom. Some winemakers are trying to protect this unique, plant-rich region from destruction.
African masks have a history almost as long as the continent to which they belong, but an artist in Ghana has given them a whole new twist by making them out of waste. Meet the inimitable Ed Franklin Gavua.
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Meet a man who's doing his bit for the environment by digging holes in urban India. It might sound unlikely, but it's helping to prevent both flooding and drought. Welcome to the world of the recharge well.
On this week's Living Planet: From sourcing superfoods to combating food waste, we explore the weird and wonderful ways people are living green.
We report on blast fishing in Tanzania, recycling in Nigeria and Kenya, and an island sanctuary in Uganda giving orphaned chimps a second chance. Plus, Benin’s secret to sustainable animal husbandry.
Overfishing has depleted fish stocks off the Kenyan coast. Now to keep the ecosystem in balance, a nature conservancy -employs 32 controllers to monitor fish stocks and supervise fishing methods.
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At Bayer's annual general meeting in Bonn, environmentalists and politicians voiced discontent over the proposed takeover. Both companies have come under fire for substandard ethical and environmental practices.
Three decades after her debut in the very first Simpsons short, DW takes a look back at the antics of everybody's favorite yellow vegetarian.
There may be no obvious connection between cherry blossom and David Bowie's Five Years. But to me they both sing of spring, and serve as a bitter-sweet reminder that our world is not a given.
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