Only 4 percent of Jordan can be used for agriculture. The rest is desert - and it's growing. Reporter Mabel Gundlach visited projects aimed at preserving the country's biodiversity.
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.
In Cameroon's Korup National Park, groups are seeking to overcome the "conservation or communities" conundrum by promoting sustainable forestry and wildlife management. But it's no easy task.
The largest naturally grown walnut forest in the world provides a livelihood for many people - but the forest is slowly dying. A new sustainable approach is supposed to save it.
Poaching and overfishing is threatening wildlife and livelihoods in Mexico's Gulf of California. But now, local communities are getting on board to protect their environment.
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