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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 interview's a new environmentally friendly product to the local market led from elephant dung then head to spain where a local startup is turning trash into a brand new product and will whisk you off to modern love of lemon as well you effort is underway to protect the fascinating creatures from extinction. the women we are profiling in al fast segments aren't afraid of elephants about show up in their yes to the contrary the latest in a small community in western uganda are using elephant dung to on their living
they are making paper out of it it sounds almost too good to be true and the extra income that the women i mean is going a long way it helps them to send their kids to school or pay for medicine and in the long run those women in the queen elizabeth national park in uganda also hope to do something to stop elephant poaching as well. and events 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 suffering
because of. the bhangra under strain we look at it we're on how we're going to get the for the. plants. the plants eaten by elephants contain fiber that makes excellent paper the woman first soft on the donkey boiling and washing it's to clean it orally the remaining fibers are then mute into of pulpy mass 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. winners in the city and we use some of the money to buy school much as for friend children. that's provides us with. while the rest we
reinvest in all kinds of crafts shepherd. one woman a woman from the. other villages have turned to collect an elephant don't 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. when the elephants have headed back to the park we go out and get the donkey dry it and sell it to the qatar a community i n three dollars for each bucket and that helps me buy something of. value. for. now you want to learn with. and uganda many farmers are women often they are we don't swith no obvious source of income to hostile attitude towards the elephant. we no longer have bad feelings
that are in power now we're focusing on improving this project. to pay for our children's school face. grew up to feel the packers in part because their fathers were killed there to also such projects like these our young buck of the force wildlife authorities say the qatar community's help in uganda its population of five thousand elephants to grow back in the one nine hundred eighty s. they were just seven hundred of the animals left in the country. moses the god and the others in the project are committed to the cause at first our people our own in a force to get i voted for sale and others they they get meat for sale and others they poison because of being annoyed so we're also trying to reduce the extinction of elephants you know community because as i talk to people now they are
no longer committing an offense they're no longer present to get a 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. spammer's fashion company is trying to reduce the amount of plastic waste that cumulating in our oceans every year that dimming up with local fishermen to collect that is in the mediterranean sea off the coast of spain they're coming 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 our segment doing your bits you learn some how they're
absolutely. 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. 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 it seems. 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 like the us. you are also doing your bit tell us about it. the web site or send us a. story . and now back to you and t.v. can you tell us more about the island of madagascar well one of the was a straight insist i mean most leave. lena's out only found in madagascar and almost ninety four percent of all species of lemurs are under threat in part due to human loss loss at the hands of human eco hero this week is a professor from germany and the focus of his research piece
a cappella regularly travels to mount a gasket and helps to set about the association that's working to improve the limas chances of survival. 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 in lima is measured and weighed and the transmitter is attached to its body difference he's male sites and we know exactly what he's done since birth. and that's a benefit of marking these animals individually. and we can get very detailed information about them individually marking all pits of capital is
a professor at the german primate center of 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 mongols how did 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 produce 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 pleated off the just a few harvests a slow death could be a reminder to kids depressing as depressing as you can imagine it would be this it's the 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. so. 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. are. not going to be said 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. pulp know is going high some stuff and 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 or new to us and go to sleep the researchers will continue their efforts. preserving the community 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 to a programming the station broadcast everything from environmental farming techniques to business advice and daily market information this community radio service in southeastern nigeria educates and entertains that's to mean for a moment. our regular drama this week talks about mix in browse and grid police lists len and send those. not make it equal no 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 all direct work is the rights of cross is something that is very relevant is that the teacher might review how to apply for its allies on winds up life at the lies or you know. just some of the different metals the post office management 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. this florida issue in fact it just been. a problem because i read no change. we are living off. the grid not. as expected. to. our greek 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. no you did before and i think. you only reach out when you don't. as well as broadcasting from the station he can 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 and says that. everybody comes in
by. legal ability people really know what everybody at the end of the day sticks to. it's not only fertilizers 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 beca but as amazing as a majestic ice caves appear to be global warming still has a firm grip on europe's nabhan regions women's ice is the 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.
one 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. but my advice this is 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 wet and shiny and water trickles down everywhere. water drips down into the sea everywhere. then you can see how fast it goes you notice. it. 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. piped off to him.
when the ice floats on the water it sounds like glass rubbing together if a fresh piece had just fallen off it beats around you and it's called the push to go. proud in mind when you hear this sound. the month of this is the singing of the ice. god and his crowd and especially the beating for. you know when you feel like you're in a champagne goblet came. back i 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 the 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. the work from six in the eyes of good with what being on the boat nonstop for thirty six hours because there was nowhere to stop and a 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 i next moment everything was quiet and dark after a while i woke up again and felt something cold pointy on my chin and i couldn't move i stuck around i opened my eyes and realised that i'd landed on an iceberg. he survived and kept going. on his expeditions 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. as any of them you know and those were all brought forth when i was on the analog 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 all of auto becker's images testify to that. from frozen ice bergs 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 choking marine life isn't that true and terrible. of course and it is a huge problem for kenya which recently started a ban on plastic bags the spine of this over twenty million bad still used here monthly many of them just 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 management and. on the can an island of level some residents there have found new ways to do
something to fight plastic pollution. their own king. is unique and will preserve traditional. he on the indian ocean it would be ideally here. if not for the tons of plastic degrees that's pretty sandy beaches. away green job animals including tuttle drumming cows and donkeys. even die after eating plastic that washes up. only a master boat builder 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. our beaches are really dirty fried by plastics and. so is part of cleaning awareness all this.
i've done hopes to offer a market to recyclers and persuade locals to preserve micha with his unique idea of a plastic boat we need to welcome brain drain trees so we save trees when no you use this because every part of our it was one piece of meat so you're going to save a lot 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 the 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 mean to flex that are pointing to an extradition machine. in
a final step these horta plastic is pressed into a mold in the shape of a boardroom. they prefabricated elementary take the place of a wooden dream in the boat structure. some gray is the owner of the recycling plant . it's a great circular economy took the waste we can 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 book like this the honey as well as the day and they say will be made entirely out of recycled plastic bags bottles and approximately two hundred thousand feet philips in late twenty. second we stepped on its maiden journey a five thousand mile trip to south africa if it proves see what 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 we'll 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 log onto our website or send us a tweet that's how we wrap up the saw today from here in nairobi kenya it's goodbye for now.
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