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unions without interference. and to see received and include information and ideas . in media regarding twenty years. the seventieth anniversary of the un declaration of human rights article. on w. . and. welcome to this week's edition of equalled africa the environment magazine internationally co-produced by channels television in nigeria d.w. in germany and south africa's quickly t.v. my names and they'll be in our crowd gonna go out to present this week's edition together with my charming colleague for leisure and me in south africa hello
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felicia hi there n.t. and hello from jehovah today will be highlighting environmental projects from across the continent paying special attention to what's going on in oceans and other bodies of water here's a round up of today's stories. we meet a solo entrepreneur and nigeria's capital abuja. then we take a look at how germany is trying to protect one of the oldest fish species in the world. and our team went to some of the dolphins on the beaches of the indian ocean in tanzania. dolphins are both a blessing and a curse to the people of carson kasi hordes of tourists visit the village on the island of zanzibar to swim and small pool with them but the increase in tourism is also a threat to the wild dolphins that sometimes thirty or even forty boats pursuing and beleaguer ing them the old guys ation. impact africa raises awareness and tries
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to protect the marine life. turns on your son's about island everyone is hoping to get up close to the dolphins they regularly show up. and then a major tourist attraction. but as the number of tourists increase the population is going down. and the team of volunteers from african in party but i'm going out at one time chasing a pot of maybe three or four dolphins on it cause they're going to have to step in so. they say and race that's the impact of the dolphin tourism has on the dolphin population of. african impact is a villain tourism organisation enabling visitors from abroad to volunteer and
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participate in activities that have been a feat local communities this time lisa is with andrew from england and nicole from slovenia it's the first time they've seen both things. i believe never seen anything like it. so. they were so close to the hotel and. at the same the very same way there's two lots research the impact of the tourism and the amount surrounds dolphins and it's quite sad actually the dolphins are crazy. when they head out on their own and listen and they really don't on the record the number of any morse and tourists. basically really are collecting that how dolphins are acting what are they doing if for example how they interact. with tourists if they like it or not for example when
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the tourists are driving to close their changed direction swimming that their choices that they're not enjoy the company of tourists so that the tourists should change their behavior in order. to. feel comfortable around. listens collected data later transferred to zanzibar ministry of fisheries to help create policies and regulations for dolphin totus and. also started instructing boats keep us on how to approach dolphins cruising slowly and little to the animals and not coming too close. is one of the trains keep us. here for. getting started i know what happens because i have been trained. and inform my visitors for example if we see them beating their tails it means they
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are already angry and they are leaving the place. underwater they move away and head to a new frontier nation depending on what had just happened and. so far out fourteen skippers have received training but there are over thirty here most of them still get too close and drive the dolphins away. it will take time and effort to make locals and tourists more attuned to the needs of the animals but through african impact the fast steps have been taken from dolphins in the indian ocean to sturgeon waters. but maybe you haven't heard of sturgeon this fish is known as a living fossil because it's remained virtually unchanged since the age of the banks. polluted water has dried out and dammed up rivers and illegal fishing is critically endangered and their existence
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a german government funded project is doing its bit to ensure the existence of this ancient fish family. people in germany are bringing back a living fossil. the sturgeon is one of the oldest fish species in the wild. it's existed for two hundred million years. got forty years ago the study and population in germany died out. one of the reasons was river pollution so the fish need to migrate to feed and spawn. rebuilt wares and dams made their journey impossible. the project funded aims to return the studs into german rivers the first step is to
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breed fish under controlled conditions. then they're released into reverse with the aid of schoolchildren. once they're released the sturgeon migrate to the sea. the move is that the fish will return to reproduce in about fifteen years. in the meantime fish ladders will be built to help the fish swim past winners and dams do you like that. if you are also doing your bit tell us about. visit our website or send us a tweet. cash tag doing your business. really share your story. back to africa from the fish in the water to the sun in the sky when it's not from nigeria's capital a borgia yet again that your noble energy makes business sense you are right
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felicia we're talking about salim and you see a self described energy entrepreneur developing what he calls off the grid homes he was involved in one of my dearest most impressive green housing projects these innovative eco friendly architecture is attracting a growing followership among some middle class that this is green house an apartment complex in the heart of. everything here operates on renewable energy how not daniels and his family have lived here for three years now the architect cares about the environment and says the green apartment president made his life more comfortable now you never had any blackouts whatsoever so after my two kids they've never experienced back in their life. so it's a good movie studio. according to the world bank as many as half of all
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nigerians live without access to electricity the demand for days estimated to be forty one thousand megawatts which is about eight times more than what's currently available one solution is to invest in green systems like the green house. first ten apartments forty runs in all the energy is provided by a combined system it's mainly based on solar power night energy can be created through wind. descent of man center which has been running totally underground for the past three centimeter foster scanning the internet and what i do on the study you know how technology works and how you can apply to finance a restaurant so now a character can discern so many real assets across the country that i have seen a fossil just like this. the company went into business ten years ago it provides
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various renewable energy solutions and is now worth nearly three million dollars. presently we have a staff trained of a broad fifty five you know. stocks and have great intimate different backstabs we have a number of guys we've trained and we have them stand by so i never have for the experience of. a team just driving to the outskirts of. this area has never been connected to the national grid we have millions of nigerians for have any hope of seeing elections having lighted so london messiah that in the long run you know the writer and every house. you know have access to electricity. in the village of. which i'm neither healthy no good for the environment now they're getting. old all for free.
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energy provides the service as a way of giving bach. is delighted with his. he says it will help his children study in the evenings. and the best bit it's easily rechargeable. because i'm installing these kind of athena in the community is great for the children and other members of the family to the us as you might have and we've never seen anything like this before. well there was here and. the whole idea is to see her we can penetrate the smartest person moving to the right here to give them a test in the field of this renewal and the solutions. back to the greenhouse. compared to the average nigerian has hold the dardanelles went is fairly steep but
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the eco friendly and reliable power supply makes it worth it to them. earning money by protecting the environment surely not a bad business model our next report concerns living memorials we're talking about trees they symbolize life and your ability as well as healthy environment we offer shade or they are shade store water and absorbs you to carbon dioxide some live for hundreds of years some really impressive answer excellent oak tree museum is exhibiting two thousand of them eco africa take sure long for a walk in the park. this is not simply a beautiful park it's also a century. tree. the landscape architect and so many
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i rescued most of the trees here. they had been discarded by their owners and were heading for the scrap book the sawmill the c.c. and he said i mean. what you see here is the kind of installation i've collected these trees over the past twenty five years. the sister annie annie i pay tribute to trees which might instead have been killed or felled it and over all of them for the on to holland was all a golem everything you see here was once a reject which others were going to throw away. says sally i call this a museum because i place the trees in a particular configuration. the seven and a half hectare open air museum is located near lake zurich she wished i hit the side and i want to show how landscape architecture can mirror our society or our development would be cool. to see you can see how the younger generation wants to
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be outdoors again and faced us probably in response to digitalisation it in-house in their home soon what about it that we are always working on our farms and computers. and computer them on but we need something to offset that something different or. what we've created here is a place for contemplation or to show off and. people can also think about where food comes from. not from a shopping mall but from a tree or so on them from. new york is one of the world's leading landscape architect. his firm has a staff of about two hundred fifty. he doesn't seem selfless part of the mainstream. any as projects whether they're in the u.s. china southeast asia or europe are about respecting the cultural context the
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environment. the old it's the location and the way the sunlight falls that determine which plant goes where the flow of the geology. is the ground sandy or rocky or lomi want that determines what grows and what doesn't what we do is not mere decoration it was landscape architecture isn't a simple speedy process it takes time for a garden to come into it so. there was it has to function as a whole because it's alive. there it's not static like a work of architecture made of stone. it also. has the challenge to create something precious for future generations. it takes a visionary to create such a garden in the here and now. heading back to africa if there is
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a bird why be associated with i would learn it's the vulture release carbon birds of prey playing important role in the ecosystem yet in africa as in many other parts of the world they face extinction indeed anti is specially here in south africa they're also often poisoned so that their body parts can be used for traditional medicine or they're killed by poachers the endangered wildlife trust is fighting to protect these much maligned creatures. which needs to blank gradients for remedies. ali moore tested he doesn't go to a pharmacy she goes to a movie or traditional medicine market in johannesburg. but what about the advice that mean. here she can find everything a sangoma a traditional south african healer needs it's a thriving business but sadly also across the lives of many endangered animals vultures are one prominent example
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a bird like this costs the equivalent of two hundred euros at the market they was mostly that i. that i think it. quite clear why if that's what they say because you can see from it do you think the consequences for the vulture population are disastrous in the past thirty years their numbers in africa have dropped by up to eighty percent. under the border manages the endangered wildlife trusts birds of prey program which is trying to save africa's vultures vultures other continents waste disposal service as scavengers they feed on carrion which hinders the spread of disease motors says that these days their greatest enemy is poison it's easily available and inexpensive. like you see there is how quick and easy it is to lure birds in to come and feed and that's unfortunately
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what approach it does in exactly the same way the only difference is that they put poison baits they killed the birds and they then go and sell them for money. africa's large savannah's are closed ecosystems each animal species has a specific place in it but time and again the rise in poaching incidence throws the system out of equilibrium. every fifteen minutes an elephant is killed by poachers in africa by means of firearms or poison. game ordinance found this dead elephant in a remote stream and we both are suspects it died a natural death since its time six having been removed the birds will come down in large numbers up to four hundred vultures and will come in feed on it over a number of days unfortunately in certain parts of southern africa focus is taken to poisoning caucuses like this and what they do is ready coat of all this from a particular area to hostile to moss their activities so their ranges caught pick
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up on what they're doing. learning about the behavior vultures is no less important they're currently being studied by a group of researchers but first they have to catch one and then takes plenty of patience. and. ok and then ability to sprint at the right moment. because. if. we capture these birds and then we put these wing techs to them we ring them and we also in some cases harness them to follow the movement the track where they go to where they go and find food
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within their range of process in africa and that enables us to sort of get an idea of the areas where they potentially could be exposed to three pts. and the reporters aim is to eliminate those threats as well as he can so that there will still be a place for vultures in the skies over africa. plastic bottles can float but can people float on plastic bottles and that's the question a young entrepreneur and cameron asked himself and the answer is yes it's melyssa my body has started to build unique plastic boats by tying bottles together and felicia reason boards have a double use first they are an affordable alternative for fisherman and second the nature to help is to clean up the environment at least part of it far too often the drainage systems of african cities are choked with plastic wait it's let's take
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a look at how the boat army. a river of plastic bottles chokes this drainage system in young the heavy roof. when you raise the entire neighborhoods flooded it's majlis so make it bony and his crew don't work for the sun taking department they're volunteers for a local n.g.o.s called madiba and nature for them this is a gold mine a valuable room material. one day when i was walking back from university it subtle raining heavily around for shelter to wait to towers that's when i saw heaps of plastic bottles. i was shocked i thought surely something can be done with all these bottles cleaning them up i saw it as a challenge the challenge is mild who studied engineering eventually devised
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a way to convert the bottles into something practical and useful after being cleaned and checked for quality the bottles become the basic building blocks constructing the organization calls eco boats close with thousand bottles the needed for a six me to connote shaped a vessel it takes about three days to make one additional materials needed are purchased with money and from both sales. there's a hospital where you don't have a cash flow problem at times and we sometimes don't have enough money to build the boat we just can't construct a novel or the fishermen in need there are nearly one thousand fishermen here in the area and if we don't get the money together was simply want by this is milan his team hope their initiative will have a far reaching impact on the environment so far they have made around thirty eco boats. fishing boats in cameroon are typically made of wood which makes them
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expensive to repair another reason eco boats are such an attractive alternative and not just for fisherman. one of his miles boats can be found in creating a beach resort about three hundred kilometers southwest of young. christian owns a small bar next to the beach for a small fee tourists there can take the twenty kilogram boat out on the water valerie manages the rental service says. this is music. it's really great it's a lot of fun easy to handle and it's also helps free. some up with improved its eligibles for my business. i'm i'm sick well one madiba. offered me the chance to manage the bushranger i wasn't sure i. can tell you peter to foster him the past. moment and are now the people. in crisis and it all happened.
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it's just one of them have three dollars hydraulically some part of the show i. hundreds of bottles filled with nothing but that makes the boat seem like an easy to handle and while they aren't exactly watertight it would be very difficult to sink one. we have an eco tourism program that people can register via our website and nature and we also have people coming in through international links to visit but it's a platform for social impact travel experiences that could help increase our earnings. in two thousand and fourteen a regulation was put in place in cameroon that required a plastic bottle manufacturers to take responsibility for recycling their products
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but for years on its most boat making initiative is still making a rather significant contribution towards improving the situation in the country. a really cool idea isn't it even if it doesn't get rid of all the plastic pollution but it's definitely a great step in the right direction you've been watching quite africa join environmental magazine production by channel stevie d.w. on cuisine t.v. thanks for joining us and bye bye for me and i cried gonna yes and thank you so much for watching if any of these ideas captured your interest then you can watch the video on our website and asking questions that dresses will be up in a moment i'm felicia ends b. and i'll be very happy if you join us next week for another tour of the environment with eco in africa goodbye from johannesburg.
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