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you. take it personally you went with. police to make. sure all. my. online. hello there and welcome to the latest edition of you who are also i mean from lagos nigeria now there's so much you can learn on this show if you haven't had any questions about the environment and what you can do you on your part just stay tuned but for now let me introduce my colleague from the show from south africa high end see i hope you're fine and greetings to all you've us out there as and he
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said we have a lot in store for you on the program today here's a quick peek at what's coming up. how to charge your fun by riding a bike. why recycle tiles are good for more than just artistic creations. and why the disappearance of wild dogs in zimbabwe is a threat to the environment. we stopped the show in south sudan a country that banned the use of plastic bags following kenya's example. the country's government says the plastic bag ban has already reduced pollution in the country's capital city by up to fifty percent but there are still big challenges ahead many say more needs to be done and are continuing their campaign in the country's markets. south sudan imposed
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a ban on the important news of plastic bags some time ago but there are still plenty around that's why juba's former deputy mayor neil majak talks to the people directly about the hum plastic bags because while the number of bags used has health since the law was introduced there's still a lack of awareness about the issue he say's my dream is to have every citizen in juba realise that a cleaner environment has a greater dividends for all of us and that we will have a cleaner job. reusable bags are intended to replace plastic ones but some of the market vendors here say that change is bad for business for the prez of one new usable bag they could purchase twenty single used bags for the time. when we used plastic bags we would give them to our customers for free. but now we charge them for the goods themselves and for the bags that they use to take the
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goods home. and that means everything is more expensive. but no so no you increase your sea of fresh. and in fact many residents still use plastic bags something quite evident on the streets no fines have been handed out that's another reason that so many people have been searched and there are others i prefer using these black one because you saw my advantage to me because as a country i have my items inside here and you can help to. prevent. iran from making what is inside what well as this one cannot prevent that so this one i can keep in my mind as you can see i'm ordering a. small sum of money here so even if i walk by the wendy's wonderment ok south sudan became independent in two thousand and eleven and became its capital
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city over recent years the population has increased steadily more and more people are moving to the apple center in search of work that has led to congestion and increased sanitation and west disposal problems managing the refuse generated by the capital's four hundred thousand people is one of the biggest challenges the city faces plastic bags form a sizeable portion of that waste to move the bun forward once the environmental awareness raising phase is over the thirty's will start imposing fines on those found with the bat when it is when it is prohibited it is prohibited and the next thing it zero tolerance policy that we are going to do is that. we are going to make citizens who are carrying the plastic bag or small goods in a plastic bag responsible for that crack juber city council also wants to stop any
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plastic bags from being imported into the country but that will require the involvement of several administrative channels that i cry that this place should be clear that we must not litter once this behavior become part and parcel of the citizens of juba that they would be telling themselves littering is a crime that is when i would go home and. south sudan has been in the grip of a crippling civil war for over five years now but a peace treaty was signed several months ago raising hopes of an end to the conflict as a result people who fled cities like juba are now returning to what should be increasingly clean and green places comes to the country's plastic bag sun. searching to germany now many people here ride a bike to work even in the winter but the mode of transport is now so popular that some people even push pedals for fun you heard right not only on the street but
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also in the library and i have my side effects see for yourself in this week's doing your bit for the environment. dude you know the feeling. you're out in about and your phone battery is running low. or even worse you're at the library. and there's no way to charge your smartphone. a public library in berlin has come up with a solution. to his books of course but it also has an indoor bike. a built in air go meter generates electricity. enough current
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to charge a phone or other small devices. cycling also has a positive effect on concentration. so you can charge your brain and your phone at the same time. a little bit how about you if you're also doing your bit tell us about it. visit our website or send us a tweet. during your. we share your story. in many places in africa apes are threatened that's because there's large scale disbar station in many countries but also due to the spread of farming the animals have found one of the largest sanctuaries in uganda why is that n.t. well that's because there is an expression of the high density of primates in
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kibali national park thirteen different species so now the park has become one of the country's most important tourist attractions we joined a toll on here is this. you have to head deep into the forests here if you want to catch a glimpse of key bali national parks for the most inhabitants such as the red colobus monkey. no where would you find a higher density of primates than here in western uganda it boasts thirteen species in all not including humans. but where are the chimpanzees chimp trackin is one of the park's most popular attractions of prio we have a list but unless the chimpanzees build each night is the first sign of their presence so far and making mistakes is really a very point done on befitting priss because he's one way of avoiding the enemies.
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or predators and also can in this whole human beings what we continue in bed feeds on our beds over night but you keep changing mists after more than an hour of tracking the group discovers the chimpanzees or rather the chimps discover them. and they call out to notify the others. thank god. thank you. for this group of having sated animals it's not their first contact with tourists they are still they could be dangerous so visitors have to follow the rules like maintaining a distance of at least eight meters. ok. chimpanzees eat on center marks but also fruits and even meet.
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yes. they are fair you say frankie valli because the local people benefit from their being protected. twenty percent of the pack entry and other fees goes to the local community. and residents get controlled access to the forest. grasses and. provoke him for seedlings from the course specific to trees species rick through their management. given. and that must be. given and given protection they're going to for this. one. this is end of the leader of the chimpanzee troupe. your mother when you was young and was in both the. first in the film and the
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higher ranking and they speak in depth and they're right it comes as a surprise to many to men that chimpanzees hunt and eat all the primates. he's one of them would be content when it comes to the chimps wanting their markets to be fighting for their greed to go bust monkey. block on the way to total bust then. they hunted bubble and for their big. big tiger two stories to grab the biggest event of each week with a one hundred fifty dollars tracking fee tourists an important source of income for the national pack and when after their talk they understand the tried to species better be a more likely to take a stand for their protection. it was a better experience this goes back to the look at us they relax in the trees like we do at the beaches at home they have forward they were going from it is it was
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a great experience to know i didn't know that and the other thing is i liked how they put in it they kept making funny noises to communicate to themselves. he values one thousand four hundred fifty chimpanzees are uganda's knowledge is fulfill nation of this endangered species the closest living relative of humankind . so we go from the beautiful forest in uganda to recycling business in germany where our cars bikes or tractors most of us have to be changed regularly long before the rubber starts to crumble and becomes news and to the owner but rubble is actually an extremely long lasting material and that's why recycling towers has great potential all the things that can be made from then you can see next fill.
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he still 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. down the shell but is particularly interested in large truck tires take of it i have learned tires consist of rubber natural rubber and wire by wire right here in the tread and along the rim and those are two components that can be separated easily when you remove the wire with a magnet leaving the rubber. 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 twelve hundred households. danny gets the tires for nothing. but his recycling company near to speak oh does
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have to pick them up from carriages entire dealers. and because the truck tires the so bulky only one hundred actually fit into a container. i think. to keep the driving in the transport costs down we try to source our tires locally but as we produce twenty thousand 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 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. i write i look for inner tubes with specific with because i need them for various
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products. all 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 first. year. as well as expensive ham banks 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 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 but the tire recycling company is no longer any sign of the original form. the shredded rubber is molded into everything from
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small mats to large sheets weighing eighty kilos. is emitted into the compressed with the force of a thousand tons of they're pretty tough. we didn't have an 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 the restoration work is finished the mats can be cleaned and used elsewhere. this robust material last for years. the
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idea behind. the energy in the sun to power our homes is gaining ground in africa and indeed in nigeria when it is all being used how do we maintain this resources how do we manage their homes that are part by solar and all of that well a certain idea and decided he wanted to do something about it so he said what he calls a solar academy is teaching young people how to manage solar plates so i install ations and all of that is also taking young men and women off the streets by this let's go to this look at. how to properly installed. repat and maintaining solar panels that's part of the basic curriculum at the a steven renewable energy academy forty kilometers north of lagos the educational institute opened in october twenty seventh and so far around one hundred forty five students have received instruction songwriters from the south bronx arrives home so that when you get your period for
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the satellites to account well i don't hear enough of connect that's all. the while down here. positive or negative the training is broken down into units it begins with a classroom session where the students are taught the basic principles and applications of solar energy that is followed by hands on experience outside the classroom here the students learn more about the competence of a solar energy system battery charge controller and solar converter and most importantly how to successfully markets to solar power kit i've been able to understand i know how to talk to a plank how to make a conditional properly it's almost. so loud. because sometime. in the capacity of the system where you clank coyote identical he's a recent graduate of the renewable energy academy he recently installed
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a solar energy system for this shop now more and more people are turning to solar palm. i thought i moved. it was during that training and now go to know a lot of things that we have been doing war with before but now i'll never go back on. a steven academy only son and his team for the summer training free of charge but the company also sells and she go packages to people in the rural areas it is a win win situation. for all to be able to create more jobs for africans where we. saw on many of these student graduates has to be taught how do i do designs of a solar system how do i install it and how do i maintain need for soft inability
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a stephen renewable energy academy wants to expand its educational program the team is planning to build another academy in the niger and capital abuja. did you know about african wild dogs are extremely successful hunters they are kill rate put chains is around eighty percent and that's far more than loans and that's just one example the pack animals are key to calling are not wild dogs used to be a common sight on africa's savannah in the mid twentieth century they were around hoff a million of them but their range has grown more and more limited and their numbers have been decimated and this week's show we had to southeastern zimbabwe to visit conservationists working to give these unique animals a future. as the day cools down life in the bush in south east zimbabwe begins to reawaken. immediately african wild
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dogs spend the hottest part of the day sleeping in the shade. now in the late afternoon the pack comes together ready to go out hunting. it's the perfect time for jessica water maya to check up on them she heads a conservation project for wild dogs in the solve a valley conservancy. it's a protected area covering three thousand square kilometers. they are incredibly social pack animals so just the way that they interact with each other the way they take care of each other where they take care of the puppies or pack members pull together to look after each other and very different from other social convoys for example lion when wild dogs either kill adults or let the poppy seed first they will look after the injured they will take me back to the injured while dogs are among the most endangered carnivores in africa with population numbers of around seven thousand at most the souther valley conservancy provides
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a large area for them to roam freely which is exactly what they need to survive. they prey on game such as in parlors. the size of a valley conservancy was originally formed from an amalgamation of large private ranches it finances itself through tourism and controlled sustainable hunting. outside the conservancy little of the original bush remains the local population has grown on more and more land has gone over to farming leading to increased contact between wildlife and humans. picture to bio of the african wildlife conservation fund is responsible for the school based education program. that to you was by a teaches the children about the food chain and explains what happens when one species dies out the idea is to help the children learn the importance of
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conservation was no photos example i think it's great to learn about protecting the animals know when to undergo no i know that if poachers come i need to report it to the police or my teachers when you are going to do you really see that even. if this. they would tell you that. doesn't leg just too. these things they see music leave this think it's to leave because it's cool it's easy it was just. this school we've never kid you are is that for pushy thanks but african wild dogs are still exposed to danger even inside the park as we discover the next day two dogs got caught in a snare trap jessica water my is at the scene when the ranger arrives. so we rushed as soon as possible and got it within twenty minutes of the report but on forty
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bucks on the gotcha the dogs had already strangled themselves and suffocated. it's a senseless killing the dogs weren't even the poachers target. the traps were set to catch antelopes. the dogs had tried to free themselves by biting through the wire but the copper was too tough we're still it's the alpha male that's been killed along with another adult dog the best hunters of the pack. why a snare traps are almost invisible in the dense bush and the area is vast but the rangers have still managed to find or around fifty of them. as conservationist working in africa we have a duty to protect them to make sure they stay for future generations and they are completely genetically distinct species and once they've gone they're gone the rest of the pack will stick together until the juveniles are fully grown fortunately the
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alpha female wasn't lost otherwise the pack would have broken up but with her make now gone hopes of gaining a new litter of puppies this year look slim. and that's how we come to the end of this week's edition of thank you so much for being a part of the show and to ensure you join us again same time make streak. from the fossil park in lagos nigeria caesium time next week and it's also time for me to say farewell from jervy in south africa but remember you can always check in with us on our social media platforms or our eco africa website so long for now but by. dumb. dumb.
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