Hippos are among the largest land mammals in Africa. Poachers hunt them for their ivory, and hippo populations in Togo had shrunk. A conservation project is in place to protect this endangered species.
Sixty villages in Togo have banded together to safeguard the local hippo population. They hope that in protecting the giant mammals, eco-tourism could be their future.
At the border between Togo and Benin, coexistence between people and animals hasn't been easy. A new biosphere reserve is helping.
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