tv Eco Africa - The Environment Magazine Deutsche Welle November 24, 2018 7:30am-8:00am CET
but before we get started i'd like to say hello to my wonderful colleague. thank you so much alicia good to see you too yes indeed we've got another interesting coproduction today from channels t.v. quesne and bella. and here's a look at what we have lined up for you. to meet a man in the king of france who's using traditional methods to turn barren land into farce. and the multitalented young nigerian artist paint electronically. then with. well german scientist working in partnership with a national park. so i go go is world renowned as a man who stopped. the eighty year old from looking at fossil began experimenting with planting techniques back in the late one nine hundred seventy s. to be happily saved. he wouldn't soil since then so i don't go has grown an entire
forest on barren land using natural methods such as the i he sees his work as a legacy for future generations and a way of fighting the effects of climate change in africa now he received the right livelihood award or the alternative nobel prize for his tireless commitment to the environment in her africa visit him in an off a book in a fossil. fuel group of. cool this patched us assume supports trees when you're cool bus why don't go fast say that in the lead nine hundred seventy is falling a long drought everyone said he was crazy since then his woodlands have grown to over forty hector's bringing global fame to his home village of coca in north and booking a fossil zinah is a traditional method of cultivation which was originally used for millet so
a dog who has perfected the method. will get a woman who will do with the same method you dig a hole right where the rain water would simple wear on the use aft to prevent the water from draining out of the hole and put dried leaves in and the leaves rot to become composed to nourish the tree and exists water can escape and the site here would be. very cool you. worked under your new government here in the freshly planted trees get further nutrition from compost which you could possibly double mix on the site with his sons using a very simple technique. quicky god and we mainly poor to drag lives into this compost or then we add a little ready made compost on ash then with templates down family after a couple of weeks it starts steaming and then we know the compost is finished no.
proper heat. their work our. job though we were able to go through. the trees have been justified to lies to the soil the also attracted insects including bees so a dog was set up some hives for them there one is become another source of income for his extended family. who bought so a dog has been experimenting for years now he wants to pass his knowledge on not only to he's twenty seven children and neighbors and friends but on a much larger scale. of one. hundred two we are about summers and look at this forest this is where we'll build our training center to benefits nature and the animals and the people if the present getting comes with money it will go towards the sonata for sharing got a program you don't know when you're forty what record. and trainee want to be
limited to the ira for restriction techniques if so i don't go once more. carolled there are roughly ninety different tree types sixty of them growing in this forest of brought all kinds of sids back from my travels which are planted here and using traditional medicine without plants there's no medication and if you don't know what to do with the plant maybe someone will come along and show you one day so a dog or swears by natural medicine he knows which healing oils leech medication can be extracted from the fruits backs and routes his reputation draws and well people to him every day whom he and his children treat in these hearts. when i built this house as truck more deaths the sick here they can recover and one
of the hudson is my store for dried leaves and three blocks that i need to treat people leave. your career going to provide them healing with nature while nature heals us our dog was pham has spread he's now probably known as the man who stopped the desert on top of that the water table has risen a whole five meters the entire region has become more five. of us all a double has been awarded the alternative nobel prize for his life's work and he's already making sure his ideas live on long after he's gone. now we're heading closer to you felicia on neighboring countries it's got almost as many national parks as you have in south africa but they are in much worse conditions right unfortunately that is true and for years mozambique was ravaged by civil war and conservation was not as a priority but in recent years the country has been trying hard to rebuild its
conservation areas. a delegation of german scientists is now working with african partners to breathe new life into the bun here in a national park in southern mozambique they want to make it a more attractive place for tourists let's see what they've achieved so far. ranges of the national hog taking a group of scientists from germany on safari. it's a huge grassland park with wetland areas that are a paradise for birds. stretching seven thousand square kilometers the park is a home for countless pelicans and the bird for which the park is best known for the ostrich there the only ostrich is in mozambique. the group has found something else of interest is not because. this is an elephant corridor.
but when the elephants pass through the area they leave their dung behind. these days the park has no large animals of its own lions buffaloes and rhinos were driven away first by the civil war then by poachers or by going or form it's not that poachers need food that's not a problem right now people have enough to eat. they set these traps because they want to make money. so the park has been a protected area for more than forty years there is stiff penalties for coaches but illegal killing of animals remains a problem it disrupts the ecosystem in the reserves the ranges document their findings and remove the carcasses. while driving to some of the villages situated inside the park it becomes clear there are other problems these the sacks of charcoal made illegally from wood and confiscated by the ranges. i just watch the
villagers cut down the trees and destroy the natural habitat the animals are forced to flee end up entering the residential areas which leads to new problems the animals' habitat is being destroyed. there are twenty villages in and around the park home to nearly six thousand people many residents can't understand the need for such strict conservation laws. so how can the national park foster better relations with local residents that's the question that interests the great from germany together with the ranges they want to convey the message that the park is keen to support local residents one man's lights the example of another park nearby one shekel feat one at the end of each year the park gives twenty percent of its income to the local community they can then use their money to buy something for the benefit of the entire village. that would be
a good model here and help local people to see tourism as an opportunity to earn money for visitors from abroad would also get a taste of the traditional lifestyle of people living in the park. the volunteers are committed to a long term partnership with the national park and the local community they want to know what other activities could interest visitors like wading through wetlands. it's just what we need to preserve this to attract tourists. we'd like to offer something that other reserves don't have so that people say if we want to see that we need to go to buy you know just a bit of a night time safari is one idea the park specializes in small animals here it's not the big five that visitors are likely to see frogs and so lopes on a rich variety of beds now let's turn to another interesting story on regis three
years and recycled materials in order to eliminate waste. and second environment when it comes to applause it's nearly crashed melted and then remold it into new products but what if that's not an option in this week's doing your beds well meet an enterprising guy who found his own way to repurpose glass bottles. in uganda's capital kampala there is no recycling. three thousand tonnes of glass are thrown away each year. keeps of bottles litter the environment. some of that waste is now being up cycled but not all money. steen make new products out of old bottles. with simple equipment they create things like glasses candle sticks. lamps and vases.
the line is edged in the glass and then it's heated over a candle. it snaps. new forms emerge. products sell for two or three dollars a piece. then a donation now wants to move into glass blowing as well. and recycle even more glass. good for business and for the environment. do you like that. if you are also doing your bit tell us about. visit our website or send us a tweet. doing your bit share your story. ever dream of growing your own vegetables. if so you probably think you need
a garden and lots of sunshine think again a german company grows projects in doors using artificial light rather than sunlight and a special substrates rather than soil but is this method sustainable that concealed huge amounts of electricity and is the project even good enough for you we went to the city of hamburg to find out. fresh. meeting just some light insufficient heat to get growing and they get both as well as plenty of space in this vertical farm. eighteen hours of light per day and a constant temperature of twenty two degrees celsius. meanwhile it should lettice is being harvested at the other end of the farmhouse. to twenty one days is coming
. to. check the key parameters light intensity nutrient density and the quantity of water plus the time they spend on the side of the farm so. the company harvests one hundred twenty kilos of lettuce per day in its converted warehouse in central hamburg all year round regardless of the weather . as it isn't really an issue of the cheerio farmer is outdated it's all industrialized today companies have been growing lettuces in greenhouses for forty years now and there's no alternative when it comes to supplying the mass market at low prices. this company goes a step or two further than conventional greenhouses nothing is left to chance here the seeds a disinfected before being planted to exterminate any gems your fungus. back because of all the nutrients from plants and eventually the. strictly controlled artificial lighting it's
a complicated and expensive set up. the space light quantity and nutrients have to be calculated precisely. ten canteens and restaurants in hamburg now did their letters from the indoor it costs between nine and twelve euro's per kilo a third more than produce from southern spain or morocco customers were initially skeptical says restaurant chef benyamin ballooning but they're paying for a superior product hands with no refrigerated transportation the plants retain then that trophy flavor and form. at first it was really hard for us to get people to try the lettuce. we told them this is a pretty far out concept and genuinely different. it's a system you've not seen before. the company grants only limited access to production also because it's come under criticism for the high energy
consumption involved the l.e.d. lighting means a kilo of lettuce needs six or seven kilo watts of power until ready for harvest but the management defends its emissions raechel would. like to compare this to a greenhouse when your son may be free of charge but you also need a cooling system for the roots in the water so the overall energy consumption for greenhouse production is also very high but the critics overlook that here the energy factor is obvious because the l.e.d. lighting is so conspicuous. a number of countries in the middle east have also shown interest the region's climate is particularly unfavorable for growing lettice pushing up costs for watering and cooling so indoor vegetables could have a very big future in these climate zones as the earth's population grows it's solutions like this that will need to be able to provide enough food to people in cities and other critical issue we've reported on is the loss of biodiversity but
there are species that have successfully managed to adapt and survive despite changes to their environment. did you know for instance that some sea turtles have been around since the age of the dinosaurs yes but lisa that's very true which is why it's crazy that most species of sea turtles are now endangered some are poached for their meats i'm shelled while others are affected by the pollution that island of which is on the indian see. is a habitat for sea turtles a conservation center on that island is working to see that they are protected and believe it or not they are already having some success in the warm clear waters of . a tropical island in the indian ocean where you can find various species of sea turtle there are seven species in all worldwide and five of them are endangered but
here conservationists are working hard to protect the reptiles clear john is a scientist at the colonial turtle rehabilitation center she and her colleagues take care of sick and injured animals in cologne yet you may find me because of the five that came to. the muster money the green capsules we have. most of the turtles are coming from there why are we having a thank you. it's you know. many of the turtles at the center have been injured by fishing hooks or have small of them. from. put up with their hooks have to be removed a few doses this time it's a straightforward operation. but the center does much more
than just help injured turtles recover it also tracks their migration patterns with the help of devices attached to the animal shells the tagging process doesn't hurt the turtles and provides useful information on their habits sharing the knowledge they gain is another of the researchers goals last year alone the center helped educate over fifteen thousand local children with in-house visits and reach education programs that i think. one of the keys conservation is. our they are our future by involving. seed. conservation it's. a good way i think for also the nations that still need anything without support from the area the turtle center would be much less effective so colonia collaborates with locals some as far
afield as the neighboring islands of madagascar and rose on madagascar sea turtles have traditionally been viewed as a food source now people here are paid to help them survive for two years because there's a surveyor so they have to look far in this and each baby that they get its money they get this same amount of money i mean they had this so then this. and the conservation measures seem to be working recent data indicates that total populations in the you and you don't have flourished in the last decade that's good news but the researchers that colonia say there's still a long way to go comparing to other regions of the indian ocean seen as a very small population. when i was sure that if we destabilize the feast of the conservation the turtles that hatch here don't necessarily remain in the vicinity of the island the animals are great travellers if turtle populations thrive here
that has a positive impact on conservation efforts for the whole region. our activities as human beings can often course beauty and power but many times our target is course pain especially for the environment and that's the cry of our young fine and applied arts graduate stanley on nato here in lagos who's decided to use his passion for creating beauty and fun to remind humanity about the need to care for the environment his right to choose music to use his art in time to follow photography and paintings to remind us again how mother earth needs to be cared for . by. his a single you really need to listen to mind you're in artist stanley and nato has written songs and poems to encourage more people to look after the environment. his
sons focus on water and drought the felling of trees and pollution and the loss of africa's animal population. climate change environmental protection and. you know all those things out into are not things that are well celebrity here because the average person in this part of the ward it's more interested in solving. the problem. one of his songs as a human award but even if people enjoy his music they're not so sure about his message to. the fans coming from the mosque what are you talking about if water or i would say we do like us leaders of israel and even if it doesn't rain is we just pray young scott is going to ring is. the end and
animals can't miss it reflective pen when it comes to environmental protection stanley sets an example his way. instead of brushes he uses different colored light bulbs. lights out and the magic begins. yes transition from green and healthy to the elements state that it's in today captured through the lens of a camera. usually a painting done with oil or acrylic on canvas to take a couple of hours to a few days depending on the size and they'll be considerable waste this is done in just a few minutes and there is no waste. when you use things like or you can't use this force you to either end of the day do or end up in the apartment so this has mileage are pretty tools which are in action in our environment that gets us to use
of the appeal that we expect to get from us. this isn't how stanley used to work a graduate a fine and applied arts he painted like regular artist with oil or acrylic on canvas is made over three hundred pieces using this new method and now sells multiple copies of each piece around the world. truth about that you got with using for me so much. i mean i'm very mean dysfunctional when i when i mean when it when they see by me they need nature to go. to the. border. to play in the family and actually once the rest of the world to pay more attention to the environment he believes in the music to bring about change the treaty. our country. our tree if you don't say something that we are saying.
some people listen to my music. listen to what. my missy you know so. you just have to listen. and get the message stanley anetta always recording new songs audiences love his music and he gets a lot of radio and t.v. at play maybe one day people will just listen we'll take action to. try out the. well that wraps it up for this edition of africa if you want to find out more about the topics we've covered take a look at our web site. my name is felicia industry and it's goodbye for me here in johannesburg south africa and my name's now tie and i'm signing off from lagos nigeria don't forget to tune in next week for another episode of in-court africa
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