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Welcome to this week's eco@africa

On this week's eco@africa, we look for the endangered Knysna seahorse, learn how to turn paper into pearls and see what a team of creative entrepreneurs is doing with fish skins that would otherwise sit around and rot.

This week, we've got another amazing eco@africa full of green ideas from Africa and Europe.

First, we see how locals are trying to protect the remaining Knysna seahorses in their backyards. These tiny creatures are only found in a small section of South Africa and are one of only two seahorse species in the world currently endangered.

Then we see how one woman is turning paper waste into pearls, thereby helping clean up her environment and creating jobs. After that we visit a "solar academy" in Lagos that is also trying to reduce unemployment, while at the same time teaching people how solar panels work, and how to install and repair them.

On the shores of Lake Victoria, we visit a green entrepreneur who is turning fish skins into leather products. This not only reduces fish waste and helps stop disease, but also cuts down on the use of traditional cow leather.

Finally, we see how an artist is turning the invasive water hyacinth into something dazzling. Called the "vegetable witch" by locals, this aquatic plant is clogging Cameroon's rivers. Though beautiful it is a natural menace.

Check out the show and let us know what you think at ecoafrica@dw.com.

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