Governments, citizens and private actors all participate in conservation of nature.
From saving threatened and endangered plants and animals, to establishing and managing biosphere reserves and protected areas, conservation is about protecting species and ecosystems - natural resources upon which humans depend. DW presents an automated compilation of content touching on conservation.
From natural sounds to artificial ones and even something in-between — this week's show is all about the indelible link between sound and the environment. We hear how plastic waste can be used to make a new kind of noise, and how kids in Colombia are learning to record animal sounds for conservation. And we meet a Polish composer who has created a unique soundwalk through Berlin's botanic gardens.
With demand for electric cars and batteries on the rise, the global demand for lithium is expected to triple in ten years. With some of the largest reserves in the world, Chile is at the forefront of the lithium boom. But mining companies are increasingly coming into conflict with indigenous communities who are worried about the future of their ecosystems and ancestral lands.