"The forest is everything to us. It grows our medicine and food. The forest is our city" — Souzane Mbili, member of the Ndima-Kali youth initiative in the Central African Republic
"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.
"I thought to myself: Can't we do something with these bottles? Who is responsible for them? Who will clean them up? I saw it as a challenge." Ismael Essome Ebode, Madiba and Nature founder, on turning bottles into boats
"We used to sell the game or eat it ourselves. But we've stopped doing that. We want our children to see the wild animals in the future with their own eyes." - Danyso Hounde, hunter in Benin
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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.
Forests are often called the “earth’s green lung,” because they store CO2 and produce oxygen, thus helping to regulate the climate. But what happens if our forests disappear and what can we do to help protect them?
Africans are no strangers to mobile apps. In fact, apps big and small have made a difference in the lives of many people across the continent — from rural villages to the traffic-clogged streets of megacities.
This collection of images is part of our learning pack "Protecting our forests - A vital ecosystem under threat."
On this week's eco@africa: Diawling National Park, reusing old oil drums and rehabilitating land with essential oils.
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