A former hunter is advocating for animal conservation in rural communities in Ghana's Volta region. For him it's a full-time job convincing locals to keep the ecosystem in balance by keeping the animals around.
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Our ecosystem hangs in a fragile balance. When a species is gone, or the climate has changed, or a landscape is destroyed it will always have consequences for all of us.
On this week's Eco Africa, we find out about Cameroon's fight against invasive water plants, see how people are using electric fences to protect Kenya's forests and try recycling glass into hand-blown vases in Ghana.
On this edition of Eco Africa we use some eco-friendly soap from the Cape Verde Islands, vacuum up plastic on South Africa's beaches and see how a group is trying to bring migratory birds back to Burkina Faso.
Lions are frequently bred in South Africa for trophy hunting or to interact with tourists. The government hopes that the ban would boost the country's global image.
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