Kipepeo is the Swahili word for butterfly. The Kipepeo project offers the best of both worlds – it helps people earn a living by breeding butterflies and moths while protecting the environment at the same time.
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.
This week on Eco Africa we visit a chimpanzee sanctuary on Ngamba Island that is trying to keep the coronavirus at bay, see how two men in Cairo are making large sculptures from trash and fly with Kenya's butterflies.
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.
On this week's Eco Africa, houses made from plastic bottles in Nigeria, a Kenyan start-up for fresh fish, and a project in Ghana fighting to save the endangered hippo.
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