Thailand's work elephants often lead miserable lives. Animal welfare activist Lek Chailert has set up a sanctuary for rescued elephants in northern Thailand. There the animals can enjoy their retirement.
Most of Thailand's elephants live in captivity, offering rides and photo ops to tourists. But with the industry hit by the pandemic, some are now settling into a new life on a Chiang Mai nature reserve.
Despite a lack of tourists and income because of the coronavirus, locals in northern Kenya are sticking together to protect their wildlife. But elephant sanctuary manager Moses Lenaipa tells DW it's an uphill battle.
On this week's Eco Africa we visit a sanctuary helping Kenyan owls, try our green thumbs on urban farming and see how merry-go-rounds can actually help kids get their homework done in the dark.
The CITES wildlife summit voted down proposals for one-off ivory sales. But with loopholes continuing to drive elephant poaching, the exctinct woolly mammoth could help protect the endangered animals.
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