"We wouldn't exist if it wasn't for plants" — Ismail Ebrahim, South African National Biodiversity Institute
On this week's Eco Africa, we take you from the wetlands of Zimbabwe to the treetops of the Rwandan rainforest. Plus, we meet the Tanzanian cartoonist raising climate awareness and a firm tackling e-waste in Cameroon.
On this week's Eco Africa, we visit a group in Cameroon empowering women by providing them with solar panels and see how an artist in South Africa is making decoys to entice penguins to go where there is more food.
"We're removing the alien vegetation from the environment, getting biodiversity back to the way it should be as well as using this biomass to make useful products and then training people." Emile Mopp, Mill Manager
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.
This week on Eco Africa we look at the impacts of droughts in southern African countries and see how a tiny island off the coast of Tanzania with a small population is taking their destiny into their own hands.
This week on Eco Africa we see how people in Togo are turning illegal dumpsites into gardens, learn more about using herbs to fight malaria in Uganda and see how a sanctuary in Kenya is teaching owls how to fly again.
On this week's Eco Africa, we see how a new app is helping to find abandoned and fertile fields for farmers in Ivory Coast and learn how to turn coconut waste into charcoal in Kenya.
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Though air travel is more popular than ever, the vast majority of people in the world have never been on a plane. As that dynamic slowly changes, the environment stands to suffer. Is flying less the only solution?
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