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but first let's give a warm welcome to my charming colleague sharon in nairobi kenya hello hello and to you and hello to all of our viewers welcome today's edition of eco at africa my name is cheryl my new form nairobi kenya and that's right today we will be talking about how used materials can be used to manufacture new products you will be amazed this is what is coming up on the show today we visit a community in western uganda that's introduced a new environmentally friendly product to the local market led from elephant dung within head to screen where a local startup is timing trash into a brand new product and will whisk you off to what a lot of levels where new effort is under way to protect the fascinating creatures from extinction. the women we are profiling in al fast segments aren't afraid of the elephants about show up in their yards to the contrary the latest in
a small community in western uganda are using elephant dung to a very live ng they are making paper out of it it sounds almost too good to be true and the extra income that the women ironing is going a long way it helps them to send their kids to school or pay for medicine and in the long run this women in the queen elizabeth national park in uganda also hope to do something to stop elephant poaching as well. elephants' dong is a valuable resource for people here members of the guitar community who live near the queen elizabeth national park collect these drop ins as a woman to row for people are. moses is heading up the project he picked up
on the idea after a group of tourists explained the process to him. off the long time because of. the bhangra and the story well ok we're on how we're going to get the composition for the groups which are destroyed by the elephants. the plants eaten by elephants contain fiber that makes excellent paper the woman first soft on the dung boiling and washing it's to clean it orally the remaining fibers are venuti into up and dried. the guitar community uses the paper to make bags notebooks and event cards scraps can be turned into necklaces for communities products are purchased by lodges in the park and sold on to tourists for between five and fifteen dollars. then isn't this then we use some of the money to buy school much here as for french
children. that's provides us with a nose while the rest we reinvest in the handicrafts shop. woman there were. other villages have also turned to collect in elephant dung and these farmers be able to make shift houses in their fields to keep watch over the crops when the elephants come they try to chase them away and keep the drop ins on average they collect about one hundred kilograms of dung every week. and when the elephants have headed back to the park we go out and get the donkey dry it and sell it to the cat tara community and i am three dollars for each bucket and that helps me buy something of. value. for.
i don't do numbers for good and uganda many farmers are women often they are we don't swith no obvious source of income their husbands were killed while poaching in the park the elephants pose a real threat to their crops but being able to make an income from there don't has helped change their attitude towards the elephants or go without. bad feelings about it now we're focusing on previous projects. to pay for our children's school fees they want to grow up to feel the park hasn't quite enough because their fathers were killed there too also such projects like these i was young i will force wildlife authorities say the qatar community's help in uganda is a population of five thousand elephants to grow back in the one nine hundred eighty s. there were just seven hundred of the animals left in the country. knows there's a god and the others in the project are committed to the cause at first our people
our own. i voted for sale and others then they came to get me for sale and others they pose on because of being annoyed so we're also trying to address the extinction of an affront you know community because as i talk to people now they are no longer committing an offense then no longer boys are not going to fuss because they are gaining. income out of course i think that an offense and with the elephant population growing business is booming and most is a godless paper making startup. spanish fashion company is trying to reduce the amount of plastic waste accumulating in our oceans every year that dimming up with local fisherman to collect garbage that is in the mediterranean sea off the coast of spain they're turning trash into brand new
products they call it absolutely something more and more startups in europe are investing in the company which is operating in spain and germany wants to help protect the environment with sustainable ideas in us that meant doing your bit you learn just how that absolutely works. did you know that a third of the world's plastic ends up in the environment. some of these plastics take four hundred years to decompose. all the while killing her own species and destroying our ecosystem the spanish fashion label says it's time to act. the company has initiated
a project called up cycling the ocean. they've teamed up with fisherman to collect trash floating at sea. the trash is sorted cleaned and converted into fabric these recycled materials are then used to produce clothes shoes and accessories. this process saves water energy and other vital resources. the project has already recovered over one hundred thirty tons of trash from our oceans you liked us. because. you are also doing your bit tell us about it. visit our website or send us a tweet. to. stories. and now back to you n.p. and tell us more about the island of madagascar well one of the wild. animals leave
. i mean is our only found in madagascar and almost ninety four percent of all species of on the threat in part due to human loss loss at the hands of human eco hero this week is a professor from germany on the focus of his research piece a couple of regularly troublesome on augusta and helps to set about association that's working to improve the chances of survival. autumn in care in the far east the rainy season has come to an end and everything is still a lush green in this usually dry deciduous forest themis only live in the forests of madagascar these men are hot on the tracks they want to get hold of the thief aka the largest lima in this forest. a perfect catch
the memory is measured in weight and the transmitter is attached to its body movements he's male sites and we know exactly what he's done since birth. and that's a benefit of marking these animals individually that. we can get very detailed information about the individual molecules pits of capital is a professor at the german primate center getting in university he has been conducting research into lemus into reality for more than twenty years and runs the primate center as field station in the forest eight species of lima live here including the extremely red narrow striped mongoose how do limas interact with of an even species how do they live in their environment there are still many questions left unanswered about the behavior of the limas logging but how much time is left to find out more both the forest and its inhabitants are endangered.
ten kilometers away at a fork in the road the residents of a nearby village sell their properties mostly corn some melons. the forest provides them sustenance even as they slowly contribute to its destruction. the forest was burnt down to plant corn and peanuts but the soil is already completed off the just a few harvests so to prove beyond reminders it's depressing as depressing as you can imagine it would be it's a hubris what's frustrating too is that it's not evil corporations here setting up oil plantations you know it's the poor rural population who have to try to make a living somehow. it's. a nearby village like everywhere in madagascar its population is growing. people know that the forest is disappearing it will be
here for another twenty or thirty years perhaps what then. they're. not going to decide we depend on the wood our houses the furniture it's all made of wood if you want to sell something it's wood we also cook with wood charcoal when there's nothing left people will move on that's what will happen. the research of how to set up a nursery where the first seedlings of being planted. the rapidly growing trees will leave the pressure on the forest. so see at the top know it's going high since starting this is just a drop in the bucket there are so many children here and the only hope is that we can raise awareness among them and make sure that they look after the trees that they develop a sense of responsibility for nature to one because otherwise it won't work when it does look to see the researchers will continue their efforts. preserving the
korean the forest is essential otherwise the limas have no chance of survival. farmers account for the bulk of nigeria's rural population the i mean intention maybe to feed their families but to do it well they must know and understand the soil and how to get the most out of it the small holders farmers will radio is trying to help we daily i would call true programming the station ball cost everything from environmental farming techniques to business advice and daily market information this community radio service in southeastern nigeria educates and entertains let's tune in for a moment. our regular drama this week talks about mix in browse and greet us please list len and send those. now
make it was the brains behind a radio initiative designed to reach out to nigeria's farmers and teach them about sustainable farming methods smallholder farmers rural radio reaches three thousand three hundred listeners in around six communities in southeastern nigeria. in the area of the right is the rights of crops is something that is very relevant is vital to teach a review how to apply for its allies on winds up life and i think you know. that in some of the fragment those impulses of his knowledge and of green. agriculture accounts for just over twenty percent of nigeria's g.d.p. . but seventy percent of the country's working population is employed in the sector one major problem farmers say is flooding. new flood issue in fact it just
been. a problem because we had no change. in africa we. expected on but newt. agric. sixty one year old farmer paul on yemen cultivates mainly rice yams and kasama on his three acre farm in a bunny state in southern nigeria even with the crude method of farming he's known on his life he's able to produce forty to fifty bags of rice every year. but he says financing is a problem. he. can get. nobody you did beat me for not. only did. she get money you were rich i wanted. as well as broadcasting from the station he could go no also
goes out to hear what the people think he's convinced that since he started his radio show in two thousand and seven it's had a positive influence on people's actions. in doing this was. that strength of community decision when it comes in this is that. everybody comes in by . community people really all but everybody at the end of the sixty. it's not only fertilisers seeds and weed killers that nigeria's farmers need to know about. because of climate change it's important for them to learn about improving farming techniques and how they can better adapt. and now we had to iceland to see breathtakingly beautiful and pristine scenery through the eyes of photography all our auto backa but as amazing as a majestic ice caves appeared to be global warming still has
a long grip on europe's nabhan regions women's ice is a melting than previously believed and that's according to nasa but sadly the photographer's impressive pictures only seem to confirm those reports see for yourself. all of us a beca has been exploring the world of icebergs and places since two thousand and three he's become an eyewitness to its decline ever since if the temperature were to rise by five degrees celsius by the end of the century such images would no longer exist. when you know that there is global warming and you see an iceberg like this and you can see how it is sweating all the ice is went and shiny and water trickles down everywhere. water drips down into the sea everywhere. then you can see how fast it goes you just.
all of us are back has travelled the west coast of greenland with this camera four thousand kilometers in a rabbit in. his series of pictures in titled broken line office breathtaking images. type of. king to when the ice floats on the water it sounds like glass rubbing together if a fresh piece or just fallen off it beats around you and it's called. proud mind when you hear this sound. the month of his singing of the arts. and god of the crowd and especially to be there for. you know when you feel like you're in a champagne goblet k. . becker was born in the one nine hundred fifty nine in taba minda on the baltic sea. he works with
a large format camera that looks like it dates back to another era he says it's like putting up an easel and painting a picture. only two exposures are possible percocet so he sometimes travels with days to find a material if there's a hitch when the film is developed it was all in vain. all of us are back i used to be a carpenter then a graphic designer until he got bored. and then he headed for iceland and greenland today many of his photographs hang in major museums the world over. he almost always too is alone once two hundred kilometers from the nearest village he had a serious accident. at work from six in the eyes of what going on about nonstop for thirty six hours because there was nowhere to stop at three or four o'clock in the morning i had to drive straight north to the sun. it was just above the horizon and
blinded me and the next moment everything was quiet and dark after a while i woke up again and found something cold pointy on my chin and i couldn't move. i opened my eyes and realised that i'd landed on an iceberg. he survived and kept going. on his expedition is he often doesn't meet people for days on end no assistant no distraction he also shoots the photos himself. his walk to the entire length of four rivers in greenland's interior rivers created by climate change no where else can you see the results of global warming as drastically as here in greenland more than two hundred seventy billion tons of ice are expected to melt this year. of the. force of people i did when i was on the inland isiah company the researchers there we went to the measuring stations and they took the data and evaluated it they were surprised by
these huge changes that exceeded their own forecasts they were shocked by the extent that. in greenland so much melt water is generated each year that an area the size of germany would be flooded under one meter of water. the icebergs are melting and otter because images testified to the arms. from frozen icebergs back to moderate climate zones of kenya where plastic can be found on the remotest of beaches offloads in the middle of the ocean as a result you find massive islands of floating plastic waste talking marine life isn't that true and terrible shout. of course and a huge problem for kenya which recently started a ban on plastic bags the spine of this twenty million. monthly many of
them simply thrown away afterwards plastic waste is no longer just an album as you it is an environmental problem throughout the whole country many communities are developing new approaches to waste. and. on becoming an island. some residents there have found new ways to do something to fight plastic pollution. their own kenya's long island is unique and. traditional. here on the indian ocean it would be ideally here. if not for the tons of plastic debris that's pulled the sandy beaches. a wide range of animals including tuttle drumming cows and don't grow sick or even die after eating plastic that washes up. early i must
a boatbuilder wanted to combine traditional construction methods from the day with modern materials and sustainable principles he decided to plan and to build a sailing boat made entirely from plastic waste. really. is part of cleaning awareness of this. hopes to market and persuade locals to preserve micha with his unique idea of a plastic boat. we need to welcome rain and rain trees saw trees were more use this because every part of our river is one piece of tree so we're going to save all of of trees. in august king introduced one of the toughest bans on plastic bags in the wild even now using one is punishable by four years in prison or a fine of forty thousand dollars but plastic bottles for example still pose
a major problem when a local residents organize the beach cleanup they collected thirty three tons of trash. to turn their waste into components for boat the different kinds of plastic fast have to be separated then assured the grains they need to flex that are poured into and extrusion machine in a final step these haute plastic is pressed into a mold in the shape of a bore trim. they prefabricated elementary take the place of a wooden room in the boat structure. some gray is the owner of the recycling plant . it's a great circulate coming to the waste we come here we process that separate the difficult and the plastic take out the non-usable stuff and allie and his team are doing a fantastic job putting together and what's even more important we're not cutting down the trees we're not coming down fifty old trees that normally would make
a boat like this the honey as well as the day and they say we be made entirely of two recycled plastic bags bottles and approximately two hundred thousand and fifty laps in late twenty eight. we start on its maiden journey a five thousand mile trip to south africa if it proves he was saying it could jump start a new local industry and preserve an important part of king as cultural heritage. on this week's show we learned about recycling up cycling and we use truly particle solutions to today's environmental problems thanks for watching call africa hope you'll join us again next week it's bye bye from melting in lagos nigeria see you next week xan that's right well look forward to having you back with us for our next edition of our palm african and european environmentalists so if you have any questions don't hesitate to knock on to our website or send us
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