Africa's raw materials are attracting investors and African states are hoping to capitalize by building roads connecting the continent. But activists warn developments could come at the expense of people and nature.
A zero-waste, food-producing, nature-harmonizing way of life in Palestine’s villages has been the subject of one man's dreams for over 15 years. Now, they are coming true.
Protecting the Barbary macaques in Morocco's mountain regions requires local input. Conservationists visit schools and bring medical aid to remote areas to get communities involved in the fight to save the primates.
The drill is one of Africa's rarest primates. The monkeys have fascinated two American scientists for almost 30 years, and they have dedicated their lives to preserving them.
The polo pony is exclusively bred for playing the game of polo.
They look like small humans, but make a big noise, says this forst ranger
One of the major challenges in protecting the planet's biodiversity is lack of funds. The marine protected area in the Philippines' Tanon Strait is a case in point. But help is at hand.
One of the major challenges in protecting the planet's biodiversity is lack of funds. The marine protected area in the Philippine Tanon Strait is a case in point. But help is at hand.
It is often said that those most in tune with environmental changes are those who live with and from the nature that surrounds them. We meet groups from around the world trying to protect their traditions.
In the Australian Outback, aboriginal rangers protect the land with a mix of modern and traditional skills.
The Maya Bioreserve demonstrates how communities can effectively fight deforestation.
A community organization fights for the Maasai's traditional way of life in Tanzania.
The tiny country of Palau has created a major marine protected area to keep the ocean healthy for marine life - and people.
Teresa Huaytani Al is a vendor at the market in Cusco in Peru. Her favorite potato is the purple-colored Majtacha.
Sea turtles all over the tropics are a prime target for poachers for their meat, eggs and skin. One village in India is protecting turtles through a mix of education, ecotourism and plastic patrols
The village Huechen Balam is found in the middle of the rainforest. The Maya that live there follow in the footsteps of their ancestors, protecting the forest and also living from it.
Humans have long been fascinated with the annual comings and goings of birds. But their journeys can be tough and perilous. On World Migratory Bird Day we take a look at some of the dangers faced by birds on the move.
Experts say that conserving global biodiversity will require spending tens of billions of additional dollars on nature reserves every year. But where could the money come from? DW asked some specialists for their ideas.
A unique education project aims to restore the forests of eastern Nepal by turning villages into learning grounds and preserving indigenous knowledge on native species and habitats.
The people of Nepal are still coping with the effects of the major April 2015 earthquake. Although reconciling reconstruction and environmental protection is challenging, forest committees are helping.
Small loans are helping farmers in Colombia arm themselves against climate change and protect the ecosystem. But they have to prove they are spending their microcredit on sustainable measures.
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