From flamingos in Mumbai to the foie gras on your plate, in this edition of Living Planet, we look at the plight of migratory birds around the world.
Migratory birds face a lot of hazards on the way to their breeding grounds, including hunters. And when lead shot or bullets are used, it becomes a problem for the rest of us as well. Ruth Cromie, of the UK-based Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, spoke with DW about the problems with lead ammunition and why it should be eliminated.
What's happening to our birds? French songbirds are disappearing, Berlin's pigeons are thriving, and wetland birds all over the world are suffering from lead poisoning. As they say, what's good for the goose is good for the gander — and what's bad for the birds is definitely bad news for us humans.
Why, indeed? It's a good question for hunters who use lead shot or bullets. Tens of thousands of tons of lead ammunition are still sold in Europe every year. David Scallan, a senior conservation manager with the European Federation of Associations for Hunting & Conservation, talks about his position on the banning of lead shot to protect wetland birds.
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.
'If we destroy the planet, we destroy ourselves' — Dr. Joseph Mukabana, Director of the Office for Africa and Least Developed Countries at the World Meteorological Organization, in an interview with DW.
On this week's eco@africa, we visit Zimbabwe, where textile waste is being turned into stationery, check out efforts to save Manta rays, and meet kids in South Africa who are learning about nature through photography.
Surprisingly tame, Sika deer have lived alongside humans in the ancient Japanese city of Nara for centuries. But their growing numbers have led to some feeling the human-deer relationship has soured.
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Climate change is a global threat. So where to get the best perspective on the problem? Space! Scientists are monitoring Earth with satellites and running experiments in zero gravity to help save our fragile planet.
Deserts might be renowned for their arid and hostile characteristics, but they are home to some incredible plants that have developed strategies to find and use the last droplet of water.
Nearly a third of coral in the Great Barrier Reef died during a nine-month period in 2016. The die-off was caused by high sea temperatures.
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