On this week's Living Planet, we meet some of the world's rarest and exotic creatures under threat of extinction,l find out why so many are at risk and what can be done to save them.
On some of the islands of Fiji in the South Pacific, sea turtle meat was long considered a delicacy, which is endangering the survival of the species. A national moratorium was imposed to stop the killing, but it was only a temporary measure. In the Mamanuca group of islands, a local woman - Elizabeth Sokidi - is working hard to boost the turtle population before the moratorium comes to an end.
We often think species that exist only in small numbers are also in danger of going extinct. But it seems being rare is not always a bad thing.
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature's annual Red List assesses 90,000 species — 25,000 face extinction. Farming, fishing, animal trafficking and climate change are driving many species to the brink.
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 eco@africa, we see how reusable sanitary pads are helping Nigerian schoolgirls stay in school, we sit on burning tires in Niger and visit the guardian of Tsavo National Park in Kenya.
On this week's eco@africa, we visit the massive moorlands of Congo, see how to avoid baboon break-ins in South Africa and get back to the roots with traditional African vegetables.
It’s more than monkey business: in South Africa's Cape Town, baboons sneak into homes to steal food. We talked to biologist Gaelle Fehlmann to find out more about this human-baboon conflict in the city.
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Plans to rapidly cut coal use in China halted after households were left without heat. But air quality appears to have improved despite the setback.
A musician-marine biologist duo using film to inspire conservation have stumbled across some very unusual urban corals in Miami. Their discovery could expand our understanding of how reefs react to stress.
Few people use bitcoin to buy anything — but everyone pays for its environmental impact. Does mining the cryptocurrency actually consume more electricity than Ireland?
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