Wetlands may not be as sexy or eye-catching as coral reefs or rainforests but these diverse, complex landscapes play a vital ecological role. For World Wetlands Day, we pay homage with a tour of swamps, bogs and marshes.
In India, fishermen's wives are successfully challenging age-old traditions of patriarchy and gender stereotypes. Instead of waiting for their husbands to bring home fish, they've taken the oars into their own hands. They've become tourist guides and mangrove experts, earning their own living while helping to save the biodiversity of their environment.
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..
On this week's show, find out why South African farmers are taking down fences, how an army of Tunisian tree lovers replanted a forest, what drives a Gambian eco-activist, and lots more!
African masks have a history almost as long as the continent to which they belong, but an artist in Ghana has given them a whole new twist by making them out of waste. Meet the inimitable Ed Franklin Gavua.
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Meet a man who's doing his bit for the environment by digging holes in urban India. It might sound unlikely, but it's helping to prevent both flooding and drought. Welcome to the world of the recharge well.
"Climate change, environment protection, all those things I'm into, aren't...well celebrated here because the average person in this part of the world is more interested in survival." – Musician Stanley Aneto, Nigeria
On this week's special edition of Eco Africa, we meet eco heroes including a photographer who launched a campaign to ban plastic bags in Kenya and a man who's been planting trees in Burkina Faso to stop desertification.
On this week's show we visit Cameroon's parrot hospital, learn how to turn outdated mobile phones into stationary art and see how crowdsourcing can be used to fund the expansion of Nigeria's power network.
DW's half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
When young Colombian activists won a historic lawsuit against their government, they thought the rainforest was saved. A year later, they're piling on the pressure to see their leaders act on the ruling.
The US state of Louisiana has funded a program to slaughter nutria, or swamp rats, laying waste to the coastline. The animals eat the roots of swamp vegetation to the point they have no chance of growing back.
Every year, some 1.3 billion tons of food end up in the garbage, even though much of it would still be edible. Why do we throw away so much food, and how does that waste impact the environment and the climate?
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