As sea levels rise, the rich ecosystem of the Wadden Sea is at risk of disappearing. Young volunteers and environmental scientists work together to protect the habitat off the North Sea coast that is home to thousands of birds, animals and plants.
As sea levels rise and oceans become warmer, the consequences will hit us all. But some, like Knud Knudsen, a man who walks through the Wadden Sea to deliver the mail, are better placed to notice the shifting tides.
For centuries, human beings have fought the sea to gain coastal land. In an era of rising ocean levels, the eternal tug-of-war that led to the creation of landmass in countries around the world, is entering a new era.
This week on Eco Africa we see how to turn barrels into efficient composters for people in the city, visit new sustainable homes in one of South Africa's townships and see how one island is preparing for rising waters.
The rising levels of our global seas poses serious threats to low-lying coastal communities. Nature itself can go some way to offering a solution.
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