Eco Africa: The Environment Magazine

DW's Eco Africa showcases innovative concepts and best practice projects from Africa and Europe and presents environment and climate change ideas that inspire others to get on board or start something of their own. The show offers insight and moves people to help protect the environment.

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Namibia: New safe zones for wildlife


Brown hyenas are valuable, social animals. But they are being hunted relentlessly. Now, there are more and more protected zones and wildlife reserves where they can live in safety.


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Zimbabwe: Walkathon for forest


Zimbabwe loses 260,000 hectares of forest annually. Once a year, the group Friends of the Environment organizes a multi-day walk across the country, planting trees along the way.


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The many problems of Cameroon's Dja rainforest


Often the Indigenous Baka people get the blame for damaging the Dja Faunal Reserve in Cameroon. But the UNESCO World Heritage Site is mainly threatened by massive deforestation due to growing rubber plantations.


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South Africa's 'recycling evangelists'


Over 90% of South Africa's waste ends up in rubbish dumps. A startup wants to increase recycling and employs former informal waste collectors to pick up reusable trash, and rewards households for taking part.


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Trying to cut carbon emissions with trains in Kenya


The new railway line from Mombasa to Nairobi is a step in the right direction for better public transportation. It has shifted traffic from the roads to rails, but it cuts through important corridors in national parks.


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Illegal gold mining in Mozambique


Thousands of miners descended on Chimanimani National Park to find their fortune digging for gold. But environmental costs have been high. Can legalization and organized cooperatives help preserve what's left untouched?


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Urban mining in South Africa


E-waste is full of useful and precious metals. A team from the University of Cape Town are looking for ways African countries could 'mine' these materials and use the resources more sustainably.


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Getting people in plastic houses in Ghana


By recycling plastic waste into bricks, builders in Ghana can create sturdy housing cheaper than ones made of steel and cement. It not only helps clean up the streets but can help ease the poor housing situation.


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Adapting livestock to climate change in Somalia


Camel farmers in Somalia are keeping their animals on the outskirts of Mogadishu in enclosures. Perhaps surprisingly it's a way to protect them from climate extremes like droughts and floods and so far they are thriving.


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How a simple water filter can save lives


Access to clean water may be a right, but for many it is a luxury. Now two inventors in Uganda have developed eco-friendly filters for use in schools and homes that turn lake water into drinking water.


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