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oh come on the ground is empowering women giving them the rule. making them agents of change to. the female peacemakers stores turning where we sit to double. hello on a warm welcome to this new edition of the go africa 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. and making clones out of the fish games. and we also show you how design of germany transformed palletized into something new so. every year so if africa sees a migration of was eastern coast i mean was pro bono from on to take a we've been cobbs last year so the largest number of humbug was on record off the coast of cape town scientists cool 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 mom was migrate from and talked to the woman waters off the coast of mozambique to come. here very good after a few months to return some of the long the same route and researches have seen an encouraging rise in numbers for humpback whales one of the great conservation success stories since the end of whaling hours 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 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 which the team will analyze later the waters around cape town provided do conditions to study the behavior of the way
this. lake. had a lot of feeding humpback whales off the west coast of south africa which quite unusual that i'll let you get out that was a feeding in the antarctic and we picking up a lot of juvenile whales this year $2029000.00 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 they're making where it's communicate using up to 4 conversations 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 false because of how different the actual data look at dolphin distribution
because hamburg was only strongly associated with my mates in these animals and around africa mating happens up in the tropical areas so rather equitorial which africa and of mozambique on the east coast around cape town shouldn't 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 in terms of men's in 2019 several ways don't enforce day after becoming trapped in fishing gear images of them being told to. appeared in media around the globe. in a very short amount of time there were a number of wells that were tangled in the false the area and this was exposed by conservationists and very passionate 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 what is in the trunk. further up the coast this right where a curve is enjoying some time with its mother to the delight of lukas. about 3 hard drives from kept town when watching the trucks about half a 1000000 tourists a year. while tourism is big all over the world but in south africa a critically important. 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 often think it's the best way to watch having been hunted to the brink of extinction this words have made an astounding recovery through the efforts of scientists and conservationists they can see most through
the waters around cape town and throughout the world. about fish to a new specifically this it might sound like but it can actually be a useful resource a french company makes a letter from fish and he's a big he's another installment of my series. usually fish skins are a waste. act so they cost next to nothing. some companies in africa turning them into jackets shoes and homs. a french town to reproduce this letter for luxury accessories like card holders 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 the scale it is that it has a unique texture and 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 in a rotating drum. just psyching an eco friendly town instead of to dry. that mist skins of 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 bit. we share your story.
whether there was a bikes or trucks and most plans have to be changed every now and then long before the rabbit starts to fall apart one becomes an issue much well but he actually and it's funny durable might seem real and did you all right sandra and that's why recycling tiles has great potential they 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 interested in large truck tires i haven't larry 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 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
tonnes of rubber granule it from the truck tires alone we sometimes have to travel hundreds of kilometers to get enough of the ones it was. 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 wittes because i need them for various products happy and full 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. i pick out the most interesting ones 1st was the 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 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 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. or compressed with a force of a 1000 tonnes so they're pretty tough so we've been 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 the restoration work is finished the mats can be cleaned and used elsewhere. this robust material last for years. our next 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 on the canyon island of lamu at least some bottles found on the beach i'm now being put to good use let's go see.
oh. plastic different place to do. it's ocean clean up the necessary 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. plenty meaning we do. it in pretty good friday every friday it's nice to get it when you know the money is back again we're doing here you know. but it goes a long way you know i think. most of. us and submitted to. the future. like many african countries kenya is grappling with a got 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 there extent of ocean pollution really hits home form our studies have shown that the even ocean is the 2nd most polluted in the world these affects both the marine life and the human food supply here in laos amar decided to start doing his beach 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 it by the glass he is blasting everywhere and there was kids playing around you know
and there was a lot of the one not doing anything and also i thought maybe a good idea what a very nice you can come up and clean up a little bit you know you just 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 nasri school this is the school now or the board here. the problem is when we get the trash out of the city we bring in. 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 country. so i wonder what it is a most. beautiful old who would be why we need everything but my thought 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 quiet but is really do belong in schools. and strong and 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 they also learn about the environment. 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. i don't know our school 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 pa including vivo what is dirty are not sustainable but a crowd investing platform in europa's looking to find and renewable energy projects here. it's hard to miss to see them in 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 fertile installing the solar panels than environmental reasons connecting the village to the national call grid was not considered worth the effort many people here make a living with agriculture some in green milling operations like richard the bearing
the sheep previously used a few thought generator to run for grinding machine is now a call came from the sun. well yesterday i bought 500 now one thing. now we can leave the lights own minds this light in palm of my 1000000 this was the situation was different when we use. all home new home and get. this skeptical 1st many here have since switched to green energy. and the $500.00 households now get their power from the solar grid. that means sons fewer c o 2 emissions according to the nigerian company rejects. 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 this by deploying in the with these locations the project is also bolstered by german company based in frankfurt. a crowd investing platform called better vest raised 220000 euros for the tsunami grades in nigeria c.e.o. marilyn hape says the company is paying customers who want to invest in construction ecologically projects and 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 isn't 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 banks there of finance those smaller projects only crowd funding platforms at the moment the solutions to that money can come to african small and medium sized enterprises to create a tricity into that. but there is also a dark side to the solar energy being. nice benefactor 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 many great has improved the lives of many here boosting their businesses and improving that and they breed. from nigeria we had not so very remote region of tunisia a 2 and a half hour drive from the cop told to miss anney is the job bell search 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 tunisian of 30 years as we introduced one full of them but into the wode they hope the irony was we will produce in the another true hobby tent and improve the eco system the project won't just be good for nature it should also help to boost tourism. season yet 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 north are not lost mountains is a joint project between spanish scientists and the to news you know 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 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 was 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 since local ranger i meant ben rumah. his 1st job of the day is to look in on the shy animals. check on the animals
and the pens every morning i've been doing this kind of work for years now and i know how to treat them i know these animals are 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 it's. the atlas because el is native to north africa but lon clearance poaches 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 climes. downtown and 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. and as 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 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 successfully 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. you know this type of gazelle tends to roam an inaccessible mountain terrain so the animals off it would transmit as 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 will be looking forward to seeing you once again next week i am sunday here in uganda good bye. 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 see you soon and make sure to tune in for the next edition of the go africa or by.
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