Traditional farming techniques might not sound heroic, but in Senegal's landscape of monocultures, they are helping to return the soil to a healthy state, which in turn helps ensure food stocks. Meet our new eco hero.
On this week's eco@africa, we check out mud homes in Ghana that are saving on energy costs, meet a Zambian cartoonist fighting climate change with comics and visit a project making pencils out of newspaper.
Nigeria is struggling to create jobs for its 69 million unemployed young people, while facing growing fossil fuel consumption. Analyst Sylvia Nwoko thinks focusing on meeting climate change goals could cut unemployment.
"I will basically be a green warrior to go and fight for the green space within government, so that Kenya can be one of the role models for the region." Anthony Kirori, founder of Green Pencils Ltd.
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.
During the annual wet season, Christmas Island gets covered in a seething mass of millions of red crabs. The crustaceans cross roads and scale cliffs to reach the sea and breed in one of the world's greatest migrations.
"I thought to myself: Can't we do something with these bottles? Who is responsible for them? Who will clean them up? I saw it as a challenge." Ismael Essome Ebode, Madiba and Nature founder, on turning bottles into boats
On this week's eco@africa, we see how an NGO is trying to ensure dolphin tourism in Zanzibar is sustainable, saving South Africa's vultures and 'off the grid' eco-friendlier homes in Nigeria.
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Wasps are aggressive and useless, people believe. But wasps are just as important as bees for pollinating our crops, say scientists. They're calling for a public relations campaign to overhaul wasps' bad image.
Climate change and a growing population are prompting Germany's capital, Berlin, to rethink how it supplies water. An exceptionally hot and dry 2018 has made the matter even more urgent.
In Uganda, there are no rhinos left in the wild. But one conservation organization is using a special breeding project to reintroduce the endangered animals to the country where they once roamed free.
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