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giant leon. can huawei survive the turmoil caused by the trade war between china and the u.s. . today it starts 1330 u.t.c. on. i don't want to one welcome to this new edition of the who 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
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environment i'm really looking forward to the was in south africa a wonderful species that needs protecting but the weakest link to more install besides that. making clones all talk fish games. and we also show you how design is in so many transforming folds palletized into something news food and every so if africa sees a migration of was eastern coast and he was trying to know from one to take a we. still 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.
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than 10 times of the year special visitors can be part of what is a force being in south africa. where the huge mom was migrate from and talked to the woman waters off the coast of mozambique to carve and not. very good after a few months to return some of the long the same route and researches have seen an encouraging rise in numbers. of the great conservation success stories since the end of whaling and people stop catching them commercially in the late seventy's around southern africa the population have been increasing rebounding. they can be and we think they're 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 use 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 way this. lake. had
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a lot of feeding off the west coast of south africa which quite unusual that al that you. are feeding in the antarctic and we're picking up a lot of juvenile whales this year 202019 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 wells communicate using a variety of 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 insight into which populations move through different areas so we were quite surprised when we 1st record company. in false because of how different the actual data look at dolphin distribution because humpback was only strongly associated with making behavior in
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these animals and around africa mating habits of tropical areas so rather equitorial west africa and of mozambique on the 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 100 term government in 29 to several words droned in force after becoming trapped in fishing gear images of them being towed to. appeared in media around 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 conservationists 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. and this caused the fishery to be shut out really quickly
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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 one of the tribes. further up the coast this right where a curve is enjoying some time with its mother to the delight of lukas. about a 3 hard drive from kept town when watching the trucks about how from even tourist year. while tourism is big all over the world but in south africa critically important. it's a huge huge attraction for people with southern right whales is 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 most through
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the waters around cape town and throughout the world. while amazing did you know that was actually need. our next piece is about fish kill and more specifically this it might sound like but it can actually be a useful resource a french company letter 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 just good shoes and. a french town or reproduces latifah luxury accessories
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like card holders and handbags. and all the 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 letters in the world and very supple. the tunnel really removes the remaining flesh and cleans the skins and right 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. 2 skins that would otherwise just be useless white stuff. and how about you if you're also doing your bit tell us about it. visit our website or send us
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a tweet. hash tag doing your bit. we share your story. whether there was a blight on trucks it mostly is going to be changed everything on bet long before the rabbit starts to fall apart one becomes to ensure much well that he actually and it's funny viewable might seem real and did you all right sondra 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 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
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interested in large truck tires i have in this lorry tires consist of rubber natural rubber and 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 gets the tires for nothing. but his recycling company near speak oh 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
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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 of the ones it would. pull in based 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 hope products are made from in achieves. as. right i look for inner tubes with specific wits because i need them for various products. of and i tend to focus on what i call price pieces which might be in past or patched up or have a manufacturer's branding yes i pick out the most interesting ones 1st ones the
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past year. as well as expensive handbags and other one off creations catcher vanno 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 toll on the 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 at the tire 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 a force of a 1000 tons so they're pretty tough we've even driven over them with tanks we've developed
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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 and felt they are being used to protect the ground slabs in the courtyard. once the restoration work is finished the maps can be cleaned and used elsewhere. this robust material last for years. report is about repurposing something else not often found on 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
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least some bottles found on the beach are now being put in further good use that's cool c. o. plastic different. 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 were cleaning it has been pretty good friday every friday it's nice to get it when they are you know money again we're doing here you know. but it goes a long way you know i think. most of. them while they are on this project like many african countries kenya is grappling
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with a garbage 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. 80 years ago there extent of ocean pollution really hits home form our studies have shown that the indian ocean is the 2nd most polluted in the wild this affects both the marine life and the human food supply here in london amar decided to start doing his beach to protect the ocean i was staying in one of the big board by the sea shore but one time the boat 100 injured. but when i came out of the boat you will
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abide by by the glass lusty everywhere and there was peace blanket around you know and there was a lot of there was no doing anything and also a port may be a good idea what i've written if you can come up and clean up i would be you know just doesn't want to be 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 necessary school this is the school now or the board will hear. 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 ease our conservative island and some locals were not happy when omar opened the school no one has down this country. so the one they want to move is a move. be the holes who would pull of our why we skin everything but
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might be a part of. the whiskey and the wine used to get in the book all of the community important. and leave time for the locals accepted that this is when we are quite bottles really do belong in schools. 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 study they also learn about a b. environment and the orders 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. people. 2
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i don't know risk 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 power are including give up 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 coming from 3 hours from lagos by car it's isolated location was more of a factor when scaling the solar panels than environmental reasons connecting the village to the national call grid was not considered with the efforts that many
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people here make a living the agriculture some in green milling operations like richard the guarantee she previously used if you charge in the greater to run for grinding machine is now a part comes in the same level. i bought 500 now wants and pa credits so now we can leave the lights own mind those lights in the palm of my 1000000. dissertation was different when we. all home down home and get. this skeptical 1st many here have since traced to green energy. over $500.00 households now get their power from the solar grid. that means since fewer c o 2 emissions according to the nigerian company really take so long some funding for the project came from the german government agency the renewable energy
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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 bolstered by german company based in frankfurt . a crowd investing platform called better quest raised 220000 euros for the celebrity greats in nigeria c.e.o. marilyn tape says the company is paying customers who want to invest in construction projects 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 rates there are very
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very high so they need cheaper money and they need especially any way of financing there is no solution there are no beings 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 prepare the tricity into villages . but there is also a dark side to the solar energy be. 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 as they breed. from nigeria we have not so very remote region of tunisia
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a 2 and a half hour drive from the capital tunis i mean is the job well certain 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 the tunisian authorities as we introduced 100 full of them into the well they hope the irony was we will produce 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. she said yes just 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 elves are gradually being released in egypt bell says national park the territory they inhabit covers approximately 20 square kilometers. resettlement in the northern not less mountains
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is a joint project between spanish scientists and the tunisian off dorothy's forehead research. 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 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 why 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 them settling into the environment and producing offspring the project's staff 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
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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 i. have youth and. the outlook is native to north africa but clearance poachers under changing the ecosystem have put their survival in jeopardy say international conservation groups. the 2 museums want to see the gazelles inhabit the region once again on 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.
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down tightly 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 that 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. we're going to protect them and do everything we can to ensure that they settle in and successfully so that's why we also set up a pilot research project to monitor the gazelles. the data we gather on the animals will allow us to track their movements and help us to locate them so. this type of
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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 edition of equal africa thank you for joining us and of course we'll be looking forward to seeing you once again next week i am stunned at you know you here in uganda. and it's goodbye from me too in lagos nigeria i know it's i mean if you want to know more if you have ideas of your own then look us up on our social media platforms and write us a message. and make sure to tune in for the next edition. no.
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