In the Sahel trees have been cut down to make charcoal and building materials. But one scientist found that there are still underground networks of roots struggling to grow and pruning the shoots can help them flourish.
On this week's Eco Africa, we see how to get clean water to Madagascar's capital and visit an initiative in Mozambique that aims to keep girls in school while raising their awareness for nature and conservation.
On this week's Eco Africa, lighting up Uganda with solar power, seeing the real value in the shea trees of Burkina Faso and turning the bothersome water hyacinths of Benin into fertilizer.
As people fell trees to get wood for cooking, Mali's trees are disappearing at rapid speed. A reforestation expert who has been dubbed 'the forest maker' is working with farmers to restore the country's woodlands.
Colombia's cotton-top monkeys and other primates play a key role in preserving their ecosystems. Yet they are under threat due to deforestation, farming and the illegal pet trade.
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