In Senegal, after more than 230 bird species were identified, the government couldn't ignore the importance of the wetlands any longer and recently turned it into an urban nature reserve, all because of migrating birds..
Construction has begun of a mega dam to improve power supply throughout the country. There are fears this could herald the end of the Selous Game Reserve.
As spring begins we can hear the birds returning from winter. But why do they migrate? Are they coming back early this year? And why are they so loud?
On this week's show we visit Cameroon's parrot hospital, learn how to turn outdated mobile phones into stationary art and see how crowdsourcing can be used to fund the expansion of Nigeria's power network.
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