Romania has banned bear hunting, shutting down a multi-million-euro industry. Environmentalists are rejoicing, but some locals fear brown bears roaming the Carpathian Mountains may attack livestock - and people.
Reports of a spike in bear attacks has hunters in Romania calling for higher quotas. Conservationists say it is pure hysteria from the country's hunting scene, which is traditionally tied to the Romanian political elite.
On this week's eco@africa, we check out an innovative net that harvests water from fog, visit one of the largest ape conservation projects in Africa, and meet an eco hero trying to save Nigeria's wildlife.
The Malaysian state of Sarawak is home to some of the largest but most at-risk populations of orangutans in the world. The Semenggoh Wildlife preserve is at the forefront of efforts to ensure they survive.
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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On this week's Eco Africa, we check out hydroponic urban farms in Nigeria, art projects in Ghana's classrooms, a disappearing Senegalese village, and solar energy in Egypt's remotest areas.
On this week's Eco Africa, we check out mud homes in Ghana that are saving on energy costs, meet a Zambian cartoonist fighting climate change with comics and visit a project making pencils out of newspaper.
"Right now we are paying for the irresponsibility of the generation before us, and if we don’t do anything now the generation after us will pay even more." – Nigerian eco-artist Stanley Aneto
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