Poaching, deforestation and overpopulation have placed pressure on the national parks where many of the country's gorillas live.
On this week's Eco Africa, we're looking at how a plastic bag ban in Rwanda has sparked other recycling ideas, a solar drying tent in Nigeria and pioneering stores that are taking a stand against plastic waste.
On this week's eco@africa, we explore growing mushrooms from coffee grounds, visit gorillas in the Congo, speak to a ranger in South Africa, and consider the future of national parks in Africa
On this week's eco@africa, we're looking at ways to live more greenly, from an environment-orientated canoe club in South Africa to the top trends for a more sustainable Christmas and greening Mauritania's capital.
"We are now in a situation where the rate of rhino killings exceeds their reproduction," Johnson Maoka, park manager at Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa.
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