Vultures are dying out across the world. Besides being hunted for traditional African medicine, they are poisoned by poachers, who fear they will alert rangers to their illegal activity.
On eco@africa, we meet some charismatic cats in Uganda, the people turning poop into energy in Kenya and Tanzanians transforming plastic waste into comfy seats. All this and much more on the latest show!
The eye of Africa is a huge rock formation in the Sahara that is visible from space. But some mystery still surrounds its origins.
"If anybody is saying there is no harm in the change of the climate, they need to have their head examined" — Solly Msimanga, Mayor of the City of Tshwane, South Africa
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 meet Nigerians striving for sustainability, German farmers using ancient Amazonian techniques, and Ugandan school children getting green-fingered with urban farming projects at school.
"Climate change is an issue determining our destiny as mankind — it will determine the wellbeing of all of us" — German Chancellor Angela Merkel, speaking at the COP23 Climate Change Summit in Bonn.
Fiji holds the presidency for this year's UN Climate Change Conference, taking place in Bonn, Germany. The island archipelago boasts stunning natural beauty - but it’s already suffering the effects of global warming.
The half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
An environmental group has failed in its legal bid to stop the controversial expansion of Germany's biggest lignite mine. Activists say the operation threatens the Hambach forest, home to a number of endangered species.
After more than a month at sea, the Ocean College students are getting used to live on board the Regina Maris, as Lennard writes.
Researchers have found 60 packs of wolves living across Germany. That's 13 more than last year. The news is likely to frustrate some farmers who believe the predators are dangerous and attack livestock.
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