In western Africa, killings by poachers and farmers almost drove giraffes to extinction. But conservationists there have been trying to pull the animals back from the brink – and the results so far are promising.
On this week's eco@africa, we bring you a special focus on plastic. We check out edible straws, shoes made from chewing gum and explore how to avoid microplastics.
"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.
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 see how to rehabilitate land in South Africa with essential oils, visit Mauritania's Diawling National Park and take a seat on old repurposed oil drums.
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