Twenty years ago after Nigerian civil rights activist and environmentalist Ken Saro-Wiwa was executed for his environmental activities, Shell Oil is still causing destruction to his native Ogoni land.
On this week's special edition of Eco Africa, we meet eco heroes including a photographer who launched a campaign to ban plastic bags in Kenya and a man who's been planting trees in Burkina Faso to stop desertification.
On this week's show we visit Cameroon's parrot hospital, learn how to turn outdated mobile phones into stationary art and see how crowdsourcing can be used to fund the expansion of Nigeria's power network.
On this week's Eco Africa we investigate getting rid of plastic bottles, teaching kids in Ghana the value of separating waste and the possibility that there really may be a sustainable mobile phone.
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.
On this week's Eco Africa, we see how kites generate wind power, visit Kenya's Maasai beekeepers and see how to support local fisheries in Gabon while protecting marine life.
On this week's Eco Africa, we check out zero-emission electric safari vehicles in Kenya, protecting turtles in Ivory Coast, and a sustainable alternative to plastic bags in Uganda.
Last week Eco Africa had a visitor from our French-language partner station CRTV Cameroon Radio and Television Service. It was a opportunity to better understand the demands of our international collaboration.
DW's half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
From tuna to sea urchin, Japanese cuisine is all about seafood. But with fish stocks critically endangered, tourists sampling local delicacies may be harming marine life more than they realize.
Nations are set to discuss more than 50 proposals regarding the protection of endangered species. Topics on the table include loosening restrictions on ivory trade and regulating mammoth ivory.
The baby dugong, which washed up in waters off southern Thailand months ago, has died from a stomach infection caused by swallowing bits of plastic. Marium's death once again casts a spotlight on plastics in the ocean.
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