Forest cover worldwide is shrinking. Each year, 8.8 million hectares of woods are destroyed to make way for oil palms and soy, for roads and farms. But the forest ecosystem is crucial. Eco India looks at the importance of forests and reforestation.
Young people in Mumbai are taking action to protect the city's vanishing mangrove forests. The trees, a vital flood defense, help protect millions of vulnerable people on India's coast from rising sea levels.
Created in a grassroots effort by local residents, a biodiversity park near India's capital New Delhi serves as a green haven for people and wildlife. Now authorities want to build a six-lane highway across it.
India's rivers are drying up and much of its valuable fertile land risks turning into desert. Ecologist Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev told DW how he is bringing people together to protect land and water.
Three human rights activists, two corruption fighters, a farmer and an agricultural scientist are the 2018 winners of the 'Alternative Nobel Prize.' They are tirelessly fighting the world over to make it a better place.
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