All living things need a refuge, where they’re protected from the outside world. Refuges help humans cope with everyday life, and they also help increase biodiversity in the plant and animal kingdoms. Safe havens - the topic of this week’s episode.
The world has failed to meet any of its biodiversity targets, the UN said in a landmark report published every five years. Extinction rates would likely have been three to four times higher without conservation efforts.
Researchers in Australia are building ocean love shacks to boost numbers of the endangered White's seahorse. Pollution, construction, storms and illegal trade are threatening the tiny pipefish.
The tropical storm last year devastated the area around the Chimanimani National Park in Zimbabwe. Now locals are rebuilding their lives through sustainable farming practices and eco-tourism.
On this week's Eco Africa, we check out efforts to save nature's waste-collectors, the vulture, a start-up boosting biodiversity with compostable confetti and an eco-friendly floating neighborhood.
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