Shrimp farms are one reason for disappearing mangrove forests in Ecuador. Two thirds of them have already been destroyed. Some resourceful entrepreneurs there are trying to come up with a system that better protects the environment.
In an interview with DW, the Ecuadorian environment minister describes his country's achievements in protecting biodiversity — in the framework of developing a bioeconomy. Despite successes, plenty of challenges remain.
Despite major backlash from conservationists, the Tanzanian government plans to start building a hydropower dam inside a UNESCO-protected wildlife reserve this July. More than 2.6 million trees face the chop.
Africa's tropical forests, which include the Congo Basin, are under constant threat. Deutsche Welle speaks to Proforest's Abraham Baffoe on what stands to be lost and what needs to be done to tackle deforestation.
From making eco-friendly coal out of banana skins to using poop to fuel cooking stoves, eco@africa has featured a host of greener alternatives to charcoal. We've picked our top five innovations.
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