tv Eco Africa Deutsche Welle December 18, 2019 4:30am-5:01am CET
but the cool interest him on december 19th 1989. shortly after the fall of the of the chancellor addresses the people of east germany. in the mideast tense the crowd clamors for german unity journalist peter allen boyd was at the scene. 30 years later he looks back on the time interest and starts to simmer 90 d.w. . i don't want to warm welcome to this new edition of. the environment magazine that brings you topics from all over africa and europe i am now outside coming to you from lagos nigeria and joining me from uganda is my colleague sandra 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. making clones out of fish games. and we also show you how design is in so many transforming forms part timers into something new so. every year so if africa sees a migration of was eastern coast and he was trying to know from ontic tika we've been young cobbs last year so the biggest 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 supported in what is a 1st day in south africa. where the huge mammals migrate from i talked to the woman waters off the coast of mozambique to come. here or very good after a few months to return some of the long the same route and researches have seen an encouraging rise in numbers. on a great conservation success story since the end of whaling allison people stopped catching them commercially in the late seventy's around southern africa the population have been increasing revalue. if you think of me and we think of 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 a do conditions to study the behavior of the well this. lake. had a lot of feeding off the west coast of south africa which part unusual that i'll let you get out that was a feeling in me and talked and we picking up a lot of juvenile whales this year $22019.00 hanging around the south african coast at a feeding right in shore in falls by a really interesting a current fast it gives us an opportunity to study the feeding behavior and the sounds they're making whereas communicate using opera to focus actions from clicks to whistles and of course songs each is associated with a specific type of behavior. comparing recorded here to that recorded in africa gives researches insights into which populations move through different areas so we were quite surprised when we 1st
recorded. in in force by because of how different actually bear to look at dolphin distribution because humpback whale song is strongly associated with make these animals and around africa making happens a tropical areas so rather than equitorial which africa and of mozambique an east coast around cape town animals 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 and entanglement in $29.00 to several was drawn to enforce but after becoming trapped in fishing gear the images of them being towed. to show appeared in media are 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 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 of wells in the truck. further up the coast this right where a curve is enjoying some time with its mother to the delight of lukas. and cons about a 3 hard drive from kept town when watching the trucks about half a 1000000 tourists a year. while tourism it is big all over the world but in south africa critically important. it's a huge huge attraction for people with southern rodwell the amazing wild to watch because they spend a lot of time on the water surface i often think it's the best way to walk 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 safely through the waters around cape town and throughout the world. while amazing did you know that was actually need. our next piece is about fish still and more specifically this it might sound like but it can actually be useful resource a french company makes leather from fish and he's a big he's another installment for my series. usually fish skins are a waste product so they cost next to nothing. some companies in africa turning them
into jackets shoes and harms. a french tannery produces lather for luxury accessories like card holders and handbags. 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 the scale it is that it has a unique texture something which one of the strongest the most durable levers in the world and very supple. the tunnel really removes the remaining flesh and cleans the skins and every taking drum. to soaking an eco friendly town instead of to dry. then the skins of softened and died with various colors. and now the company is processing around 2000 skins per month. skins 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 bit. we share your story. whether they're bikes or trucks and most players have to be changed every now and then long before the rabbit starts to fall apart on becomes an issue but rather is actually a new family durable much to meal and you're right sandra and that's why recycling tiles has great potential they are so many things that can be made from them. 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 that trade has 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. laurie tires consist of rubber natural rubber and wire bio 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. danny felber 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. i would have. to keep the driving in the transport costs down we try to source our tires locally but as we produce 20000 tons of rubber granular it from the truck tires alone we sometimes have to travel hundreds of kilometers to get enough orders of defensively. but in base design to catch a van or 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 impost or patched up or have a manufacturer's branding yes i pick out the most interesting ones 1st ones the past year. as well as expensive handbags and other one off creations catch 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 you know it's one 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 vegan and for many it's a good alternative to leather you know but the thai recycling company there's no longer any sign of the original form. the shredded rubber is molded into everything from small mats to large sheets weighing 80 kilos. is emitted
into the compressed with the force of a 1000 tons so they're pretty tough 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. that build in fell's castle they're being used to protect the ground slabs in the courtyard. once restoration work is finished the mats can be cleaned and used elsewhere. this robust material lost for years. is about reproducing something else that's often found in garbage heaps glass
bottles yes indeed did you know that glass is one of the longest lasting mine with materials we have it seems a shame to see so much of it simply discard it but on the canyon island of lamu at least some bottles found on the beach i'm now being put to further good use let's go see it. oh. no. plastic different place to do. it's ocean clean up the here. in kenya the children might have made a game out of it but for omar ali this is more of a possible conservation mission. for swimming we have 1520 minutes we do if i'm in pretty good friday every friday it's nice to get them when they're young you know money's got a game we're doing here. but it goes
a long way you know i think. most of. us who submitted to them while they are on this. like many african countries kenya is grappling with a got beach problem there are no public dustbins 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 the extent of ocean pollution really hits home form our studies have shown that the eden ocean is the 2nd most polluted in the world this affects both the marini life and the human food supply here in london 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 into. him the boat you will abide by by. blasting you everywhere and there was kids around you know and there was a lot of there was no doing anything and also i poured maybe a good idea what a brick miss you can come up and clean up i would be you know 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 and nasri school this is the school now or the board here. about. the problem is when we get that far out of the sea we bring in 2 beloved there was nobody to pick them up but now move easier conservative island and some locals were
not happy when omar opened the school no one has down this country. so they want they want to do is a move to. be the holes who would want all of our why we need everything but my thought of. the whiskey and the wine is to get in the book for the community important. and leave time for the locals accepted that this is when we are quiet but is really do belong in schools. and strong woman in my child is running. he joined the school in 2018 i feel good when i see kids having a chance to study and besides studying they 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 will be aware and calm and try to help. people but. 2 i don't mar screw with these youngsters i learned in high tech lessons not only in the classroom but out in the open air where the ocean needs their help. 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 pot 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 solar min agreed on the edge of the village bright and shiny in the sun this is from above 3 hours from lagos by car
it's isolated location was more of a factor scaling the solar panels than environmental reasons connecting the village to the national call grace was not considered with the efforts that 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 greater to run for grinding machines now a part came from the south. well yesterday i bought 500 now worth of pocket so now we can leave the lights on at this light in the palm of my 1000000. this edition was different than the one we use now. all home by new home and good. clear skeptical the 1st many here have since switched to green energy. and the $500.00 households now get their power from the solar grid.
that means transputer c o 2 emissions according to nigerian company rebate checks so some funding for the project came from a german government agency the renewable energy business actually is something that is really 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 i mean that with these locations. the project is also both a guy german company based in frankfurt. a crowd investing platform called better vest raised 220000 euros for the celebrity greats in nigeria and c.e.o. marilyn tape says the company is paying customers who want to invest in construction ecologically projection in other parts of the world our future market is africa because this market is crawling 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 isn't much potential and also as mentioned the interest rate 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 banks there have financed 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 prepare the tricity into villages. but there is also a dog charge of the solar energy being. manufactured today only last 20 years and then they have to be disposed off and the lead acid batteries needed to store electricity can cause serious sure pollution. but for now the mini grid has improved the lives of many here boosting their businesses and improving the
brain. from nigeria we had north to a very remote region of tunisia a 2 and a half hour drive from the couple tunis i mean is the bell surge of national park about 100 years ago wow gazelles used to live here but today they've completely disappeared from the landscape now an initiative launched my spanish on it to me 13th as we introduced 100 full of them back into the wode they hope the onion was will reproduce in their natural hubby tent and improve the eco system the project won't just be good for nature it should also help to boost tourism. she's here to see members of an endangered species that had all but disappeared in tunisia are now back to roam free again in their natural habitat. for. around 30 outlets because elves are gradually being released in egypt bell says national
park the territory they inhabit covers approximately 20 square kilometers. resettlement in the north are not lost mountains is a joint project between spanish scientists and the tunisian or dorothy's forehead researcher i know a touching moment when we bring these animals here in 2017 they were much different now here and insects 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 laying saying what i really so so excited 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 expansive enclosures in the future reserve
where they would initially be protected and cared for. their population has since doubled since local ranger i meant ben rumah. his 1st job of the day is to look in on the shy animals. club 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 old. habits and. the outlook is native to north africa but clearance poachers under changing ecosystem have put their survival in jeopardy say international conservation groups. the 2 museums 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. loose money out of 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 elsewhere in this reserve. is the population of the atlas because there has been growing so have visitor numbers to the nature is a. there's a lot of interest among tunisians in the story behind the reintroduction adventure . for them the animals are also a cultural icon of their region. such that 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 off it would transmit is 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 these one 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 sunday to know you here in uganda. and it's goodbye from me to lagos nigeria i know it's i if you want to know more if you have ideas of your own and look us up on our social media platforms and write as
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