tv Eco Africa Deutsche Welle December 15, 2019 5:30pm-6:01pm CET
as long as. managers do not go today nothing would change you know the banks being given to lying and so was the language of the bank money. for speaking the truth global news that matters g.w. made for minds. i don't want to warm welcome to this new edition of eco africa the environment magazine that brings you topic some all over africa and europe i am now outside coming to you from lagos nigeria and joining me from uganda is my colleague sun hi neal yes today's show takes us on another journey across africa and you check out
some of the ideas and concepts people have come up with to help save the environment i'm really looking forward to the was in south africa a wonderful species that needs protecting but there it is plenty more install besides that. and making clones out of fish gains. and we also show you how design is so many transformed part time into something new so. every so if africa sees a migration of was eastern coast and he was travel north from ontic tika we think carves last year saw the largest number of words on record off the coast of cape town scientists call savation ists and tourists continue to learn more about these giant marine animals we went along to find out more.
at certain times of the year special visitors can be part of what is our 1st day in south africa. where the huge mamas migrate from one talked to the woman worked as off the coast of mozambique to come. very good after a few months to return some of the long the same route and researches have seen an encouraging rise in numbers. in the great conservation success story since the end of whaling alison people stopped catching them commercially in the late seventy's around southern africa the population have been increasing rebounding. they can be and we think getting up toward the carrying capacity of the ecosystem the population of the west and the east coast of africa have been increasing probably close to 10 percent yet the researches used a hydrophone an underwater microphone to record words sound which the team will analyze later the waters around cape town provide the do conditions to study the
behavior of the well this. lake. had a lot of feeding off the west coast of south africa which is quite unusual that al that you. are feeding in the antarctic and we picking up a lot of juvenile whales this year 2029000 hanging around the south african coast that are feeding right in show in falls by a really interesting occurrence fast it gives us an opportunity to study the feeding behavior and the sounds and making communicate using a variety of options from clicks to whistles and of course songs each is associated with a specific type of behavior. comparing recorded here recorded in africa gives researches insights into which populations move through different areas so we were quite surprised when we 1st record company in in force by because i had a friend actually there to look at dolphin distribution because he was only
strongly associated with making behavior of these animals and around africa making happens a tropical areas so rather equitorial with africa and of mozambique on the east coast around cape town and we should just be migrating past although we are aware of animals of summer months feeding as well. while commercial whaling was banned several decades ago the animals to face a number of threats including being struck by ships 100 term government in 29 to several ways don't enforce day after becoming trapped in fishing gear images of them being told to. appeared in media or on the globe. in a very short amount of time there were a number of wells that were entangled in the false bay area and this was exposed by ocean conservationist and very passionate ocean guys in the area and this caused a groundswell of public cry they went all the way to the top of the government's hands and this caused the fishery to be shut out really quickly
a temporary ban on octopus fishing was recently lifted but a number of sticks have to precautions went to do to prevent any further entanglement in the tropics. further up the coast this right where a curve is enjoying some time with its mother to the delight of lukas. about 3 howard drive from kept town when watching the trucks about how from even to her year. while tourism is is big all over the world but in south africa critically important. it's a huge huge attraction for people with southern rodwell there's an amazing world to watch because they spend a lot of time on the water surface i often think it's the best way to watch having been hunted to the brink of extinction this was have made an astounding recovery through the efforts of scientists and conservationists they can see more suffering
through the waters around cape town and throughout the world. while amazing did you know that was. our next piece is about fish to a new specifically this it might sound like but it can actually be useful resource a french company letter from fish and it is a big he's another installment from my series doing. usually fish skins are a waste product so they cost next to nothing. some companies in africa turning them into junket shoes and harms. a french town or reproduces latifah luxury accessories
like cardholders and comebacks. and all measures which used to transform fish skin into leather because today it's a way studies thrown away by the food industry and the catering industry i wanted to question on the advantage of fish skin once it's been discovered is that it has a unique texture it's one of the strongest the most durable leathers in the world and very supple. the tunnel really removes the remaining flesh and cleans the skins and a rotating drum. just psyching an eco friendly town instead of to try. that most skins are softened and died with various colors. and now the company is processing around 2000 skins per month. 2 scans that would otherwise just be useless waste. and how about you if you're also doing your bit tell us about it. visit our website or send us
a tweet. hash tag doing your part. we share your story. whether they're bikes or trucks mostly cultivate changed anything new in bed long before the rabbit starts to fall apart on becomes an issue but rather actually and it's feeling viewable might seem real and did your right sandra and that's why recycling tiles has great potential there are so many things that can be made from them big all small even for and see for yourself what a german designer has managed to create. is this the end of the road for these tires their trade is worn down and they're no longer safe for driving but what others throw away is a valuable commodity for one company based in eastern germany. is particularly
interested in large truck tires take of it i have learned tires consist of rubber natural rubber and wire by a wire right here in the tread and along the rim and those are 2 components that can be separated easily. in the time manufacturing process heat is used to compress the rubber making the tires firm and heavy. so special machines a needed to shred them. they use as much energy annually as 1200 households. gets the tires for nothing. but his recycling company near to speak o. does have to pick them up from carriages entire dealers. and because the truck tires the so bulky only $100.00 actually fit into a container. to keep the driving in the
transport costs down we try to source our tires locally but as we produce 20000 tonnes of rubber granule it from the truck tires alone we sometimes have to travel hundreds of kilometers to get enough autos and defensively. but in base design a catch of an hour doesn't have quite as far to go she gets her old material for free from bicycle shops in her neighborhood. a lot of her products are made from in achieves. as. right i look for inner tubes with specific wits because i need them for various products. and i tend to focus on what i call prized pieces which might be imposter patched up or have a manufacturer's branding. i pick out the most interesting ones 1st.
as well as expensive ham banks and other one off creations such a vendor also makes wallets and key fobs that sell a prices similar to those of commercial products. in comparison to other materials the designers says that rubber has many advantages as a child i mean much someone great thing about this material is the supply is endless there's more than you could ever need it's also waterproof it's durable it's completely begun and for many it's a good alternative to leather you know but the tire recycling company is no longer any sign of the original form. the shredded rubber is molded into everything from small mats to large sheets weighing 80 kilos. the same it goes into the compressed with a force of a 1000 tonnes so they're pretty tough so we didn't driven over them with tanks
we've developed a new process that allows us to use the maximum amount of recycled rubber some products integrate natural couch work or other substances. but we don't we only use old timers. customers like the recycled rubber when used as flooring the sheets don't have to be glued down and they can stand up to the elements. filled in fell's castle they're being used to protect the granite slabs in the courtyard. once restoration work is finished the mats can be cleaned and used elsewhere. this robust material last for years. port is about repurposing something else not often found in garbage heaps glass bottles yes indeed did you know that glass is one of the longest lasting manmade materials we have it seems a shame to see so much of it simply discard it but only canyon island of lamu at
least some bottles found on the beach i'm now being put to further good use that's cool c. of. o. . plastic different place to do. it's ocean clean up the heat necessary in kenya the children might have made a game out of it but for omar this is more of a possible conservation mission. for swimming we have 15 meter printing meaning we do the cleaning isn't pretty good you have to go through every friday every friday it's nice to get it when they are you know money spent again we're doing here and it was a small while but it goes a long way you know i think. most of all going through. his meditation and while they are on this. like many african countries kenya is
grappling with a gut beach problem there are no public dust bins for people to dump their trash and there's no garbage collection center. with the trash piling up people have had to take matters into their own hands collection and recycling initiatives like omar's help to plant pick up. he told us we can go to the beach to swim after collecting trash i connected. to. 80 years ago at the extent of ocean pollution really hit home form our studies have shown that the eat an ocean is the 2nd most polluted in the wild this affects both of them are in life and the human food supply here in laos amar decided to start doing his bit to protect the ocean. you want to be bored by the sea shore but one time the boat had injured. but when i came out of the boat you will abide
by the. blast. everywhere and those around you know and there was a lot of there was no doing and if you also report maybe a good idea of britain if you can come up and clean up i would be just as well to the area to have kids playing there you know. how it started. but omar didn't just collect the boxes he used them to build an awesome school this is the school now. here. the problem is when we get it right out of the sea we bring in 2 beloved there was nobody to pick them up but easier conservative island and some locals were not happy when omar opened the school. no one has found this coming year. so the one
they want to move is a move. be the holes with both of our why we skin everything but it might be a sort of. the whiskey and the wine used to getting the bottle off the community important. and we've time the locals accepted that this is when we are confronted what is really due to the law school. and strong my child is run and he joined the school in 2018 i feel good when i see kids having a chance to study and besides studying for the also learn about a b. environment and the awards and students don't have to pay to attend on our school this means that support from volunteers has proved vital in keeping the school going. i'm so thankful now that everybody be aware and calm and type to. be positive about this 2.
i don't know our school with these youngsters i learned in high time lessons not only in the classroom but out in the open air where the ocean needs their help. and now here in my country not everyone is connected to the electricity grid and that means people especially those in the rural areas are often forced to use other sources of power including vivo what is dirty are not sustainable but a crowd investing platform in europa's looking to fine and renewable energy projects here. it's hard to miss the soul the mini greed on the edge of the village bright and shiny in the sun this is coming from. us from lagos by car it's isolated location was more of a factor for installing the solar panels than environmental reasons connecting the
village to the national called race has not conceded west the effort many people here make a living with agriculture some of the grain milling operations like richard the bearing the sheep previously used a few charging the rates to run the grinding machine is now a part comes in the south. well yesterday i bought 500 now worth of pocket so now we can leave the lights own minds there's light in the palm of my 1000000 business decision was different when we use not you know not all home down by new home and good value. true skeptical the 1st many here have since switched to green energy. over $500.00 households now get their power from the solar grid. that means sun's fewer c o 2 emissions according to the nigerian company rejects solar some funding for the project came from
a german government agency. and that it be this actually is something that is really viable for nigeria to look into you know because. like you know nigeria actually has about 55 percent of its population without access so and we know that it's not cost effective to extend the grid to these areas so $1.00 of the best with these by deploying in the woods to these locations the project is also bolstered by a german company based in frankfurt. a crowd investing platform called better vest raised 220000 euros for the celebrity greats in my jury. c.e.o. marilyn hape says the company is paying customers who want to invest in construction ecologically projection other parts of the world our future market is africa because this market is crowing so tremendously and the amount of people there that need it for city is the highest all over the world. so there is much money needed there is
a much potential and also as mentioned the interest rates there are very very high so they need cheaper money and they need especially any way of financing there is no solution there are no bank there who finance those smaller projects all the crowd funding platforms at the moment the solutions to that money can come to african small and medium sized enterprises to prevent the tricity into that. but there is also a dark side to the solar energy being. manufactured today only last 20 years and then they have to be disposed of and the lead acid batteries needed to store electricity can cause serious sure pollution. but for now the mini grid has been pleased to lives of many here boosting their businesses and improving the breed. for margi we have not so very remote region of tunisia
a 2 and a half hour drive from a couple of tunis i mean is that they're both national park about 100 years ago while gazelles used to live here but today they've completely disappeared from the landscape now an initiative launched my spanish on to new zealand of the 18th as we introduced one full of them into the world they hope the animals will reproduce in the another true hub a tent and improve the eco system the project won't just be good for nature it should also help to boost tourism. season here members of an endangered species that had all but disappeared in tunisia are now back to roam free again in their natural habitat. around 30 outlets because those are gradually being released in egypt bell says national park the territory they inhabit covers approximately 20 square kilometers of their resettlement in the northern atlas
mountains is a joint project between spanish scientists and the tunisian authorities for head research. i know a touching moment when we bring these animals here in 2017 they were much different now here and in such in such a way i feel that they are they are not my babies but they are my pets you say and i know they will be very much happy in nature although i want to be able to take care of them so that is the main thing i really so so excited and my emotion is so big. the animals were brought over to the region from spain just a few years ago with the hope of and settling into the. environment and producing offspring. the project's stuff set up expensive enclosures in the future reserve where they would initially be protected and cared for. their population has since doubled says local ranger i meant bene rumah. his 1st job of the day is
to look in on the shy animals. led him to check on the animals in the pens every morning i've been doing this kind of work for years now i know how to treat them i know these animals very well and i even think about them on my days off and i'm not kidding and i've come to love these helpless because elves. have. the outlets because el is native to north africa but a lot of clearance poachers under changing ecosystem have put their survival in jeopardy say international conservation groups. the tunisians want to see the gazelles inhabit the region once again and the chances of the reintroduction program succeeding are high says the director of the national park. the animals feel at home in these high altitude climbs.
downtown we've also made efforts to raise awareness about the animals among people who live around the national park. and now of course we hope that they'll be safe here and the 10 years from now there will be a big herd of these because elsie in this reserve. is the population of the outlets because there has been growing so have visitor numbers to the nature reserve. there's a lot of interest among tunisians in the story behind the reintroduction of venture . for them the animals are also a cultural icon of their region. we're going to protect them and do everything we can to ensure that they settle in successfully that's why we also set up a pilot research project to monitor the gazelles delish the data we gather on the animals will allow us to track their movements and help us to locate them so. this
type of gazelle tends to roam an inaccessible mountain terrain so the animals offered to be transmitted to. the conservationists can then determine where they spend most of their time and above all how many of them survive. if all goes well there are another 50 gazelles in the enclosure waiting to be reintroduced into the wild. well that brings us to the end of this week's edition of equal africa thank you for joining us and of course we'll be looking forward to seeing you one for the next week i am. here in uganda. and it's goodbye from me to you in lagos nigeria i'm now outside where if you want to know more or if you have ideas of your own then look us up on our social media platforms and right as a message. i make sure to tune in for the next edition we go by.
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