tv Eco India Deutsche Welle March 18, 2019 1:30pm-2:00pm CET
the result reverse culture shock. you realize how strange artificial. really connected to life was. the prize winning documentary from the forest people first on t.w. . hello welcome to eco india a sustainability magazine where we read introduce you to change me people like you and i who are finding solutions to some of the most pressing problems in the world today. coming to us from new life in india. this week let's look at how an organization like it is changing people's perception of the city's street dogs.
when these ins are doing to reduce their god for pitch. and how an art project is making a board statement on back every nation and climate change. but pause for a story that has a brutal beginning but luckily a happy ending in the eighty's in the early ninety's or four hundred thousand stray dogs of mumbai were caught and killed most of the sweet you did mean. local n.g.o.s have fought hard to make sure this practice never brought back for more. which is in the forefront of this fight along the road ahead. of. the. when a buddhist walks on the streets of the city street to unfeelingly greet him with this. since of recognition.
many times to the surprise of passers by. as a kid i used to see dogs being taken over by you know dogs that were non neighborhood dogs that we knew was tommy out of blackie and the months used to pick up and kill them. really allies that i mean why should this be done when that altimeters. my son be. for twenty two years artists in this n.g. the welfare of street dogs have been working towards the alternative wrong things happening for things happening here than i infection on every sunday one of the many routines the four live just leave is to provide first aid to about twenty dogs
in the forty area of south mumbai. you know. or near them and to full cooperation is to kill them because they thought that was the only way it could bring down rabies or the stray dog population. for me of this twenty two year old johnny it's a long term relationship and you know every time a dog passes over part of me you know dice. on the. street oh it's in mumbai really belong to the indigenous body happy to have had it rough history. even considered a nuisance and a treat because the potential carriers of the fighters. in the early ninety's it was organizations like ours is that for tanya for their right to be treated humanely.
the way to use to walk that dog used to be kept for three days by the uncivil cooperation in the dog pound and if nobody claimed them to electrocute them so there we view still function is best to go and rescue these dogs. all in the group. we convince them one simple corporation that figures of how these beds have not
gone down with the doc population has not gone down that there does. an alternative if it was a scientific humane method of controlling the adult population which is what we call an animal birth control. what we call instead of lies nation or spin you know . it wasn't until two thousand one the deceptive fruits under the prevention of cruelty to animals act we did mandatory for governments to steady my street instead . but the lack of infrastructure in funds has meant that it has fallen the bone interviews which are often financed through missions and grants to control it means being the students population in mumbai my
wife was my. late. when feet of snow still existed back seats booster three hundred dogs of. war. and. what this means is there's been a few it was trained dogs and few more backs and so with the infantry so that will prevent it from getting any maggots which is almost no we've been keeping up for the last. five weeks and i think what the recall is three dogs surely not a part of the world health organization or to call them is that so they are looked after by somebody on the street the policeman. lives on the street you know so they are the ones who look after them give them names. you don't
need. so dr. robert you know how i don't want con cues from one such feeling. make sure. on one of the city's streets. she works as a housemaid and leaks just enough. but it has been easy. but. like many of the. dogs in the city. just. twenty. of the last few of them. she has employed carries the back lunch boxes to the dogs. with me.
just. so this thing that if these dogs are not full. because they are not so they realize that this is the best are we that you know the street dogs and humans can live live in harmony. now experts say that stray dogs try the indian cities because it's become easier to find food it looks like it's not really different in germany either except it's white boards who wandered into the city's limits and often don't well back into the white german capital now has a commissioner for wild animals and his primary job is to deescalate conflict between humans and the city is growing up in wildlife. a wild boar
strolling through berlin. for vice we're not deep in the forest but you know a large park where thousands of people are out and about they don't appear to be frightened of us so. still the boers keep their distance. is the city's point man for wild animals people often call them when they see a boar in the garden or a retcon on the roof he knows where the various species like to hang out locals out for a walk tend to take the company in their stride. while the poor have been here for ages since i was a kid. when he found out how to deal with them then coming towards me i walk towards them and they scatter. come from spano and over to where i live in the suburbs where used to them i used to run with the boys on my way home now but they still make me a bit nervous. so there are probably between two and four thousand and berlin.
several other species also feel right at home in the city. these are species that have got used to us and have adopted when you go and it's my this is there are various reasons first the physical environment in the country intensive farming deprives them of their habitat or here they can reproduce with abandon. second in the city they are hunters. on the other side of berlin and the tear proxy to leon battle is looking for hedgehog nests he's a biologist at the lightness institute for a zoo and wildlife research. i want to home. when you go to make use of this tree trunk but he's not here at least. not in the third nest. hedgehogs go out at night and sleep all day but as we've
just seen not always in the same place. and there are more hedgehogs in cities than in the country that's because our gardens and parks offer great natural habitats. the project he's working on has about how hedgehogs bats wars raccoons and other wild animals live in cities. not the ones in zuma enclosures but those living free. large it's in for one of our aims is to inform the public about the animals that might be living in their gardens and to encourage them to leave the creatures a little space and leave gaps in their fences so animals can come and go. that we can that's important if certain species are to survive what many people don't realize is that because we've deprived so many species of their natural habitats their numbers are declining.
back to the park where we met the wild boar in the middle there's a large lake. and it's not just humans who like to chill on it shores. bores aren't known to be keen swimmers but they are if you go to consumers of crisps and cookies. run back over this i like and both i really how come. have a look and as i says not traditional it is really interesting to see the animals in the city it always happens always great to be able to show them to my son but we all know about the downside to that to your kids i had a brief past they were in the garbage and they can spread disease. on my own i have no idea also works with the public that's really important because people need to do their part to enable the peaceful coexistence of humans and animals in the big
city not just africa it's was even done in africa other animals say what hogs or elephants move into towns and villages and cause a commotion. australia has similar problems he said it will be initial we have to engage with both the supporters on the critics and having animals in our midst and we have to find a way to live with animals it can't be right to simply fight them off what are the many cities have blossomed into hubs of biodiversity it's often in the urban jungle that wild animals find what they need to survive and even to thrive. let's shift focus to one of the most urgent problems of the twenty first century india stop and emissions are still very low at one point eight percent compared to the us is sixteen point eight tons per person but most of its energy needs are still met my pool the dirtiest of fossil fuels will be needed in this fight
probably doesn't the world and the plan to double the cool of wood by twenty twenty is having a disastrous impact on the environment and on people are deported travel to the eastern part of the country the heart of and yes corn belt. saw the three month old is seventy years old. she scavengers in the coal mines of tokyo. a battleship is just nine. but to begin work at dawn every day it's fraught with dangers the cold has to be hacked out of explosives. once shipped them are badly injured himself while working. in the open pit is one hundred fifty meters deep. south of three makes four to five crips each day. just to watch out for the police who chase them away and confiscate the call.
name i don't have a choice i have to do this work my parents are illiterate they've worked as laborers all their lives they can't do anything else. that is what's happening so i try to help them but only money i really don't like the work my heart isn't there then they get a few hours of work which is the equivalent of three euros that's more than what people earn here as day laborers of some thirty thousand people workers called scavengers. but they pay a heavy price burning rockwall releases toxic smoke and gases causing widespread as well and respiratory illnesses in the area. sits atop one of the world's largest gold reserves. the gigantic open pits and deep mines here account for a quarter of india's coal production. but the corn is also on fire.
dozens of places below the ground some have been smoldering for more than one hundred years when underground mining first began most fires ignite spontaneously one minute rules in the expose called heat up. continued mining at the surface has opened up cracks that feed oxygen to the flames. the resulting toxic emissions have devastated the environment. the coal fires destroyed houses and triggered landslides. the son of god. has been campaigning for the rights of illegal cold workers like something three of the rubble he says india is paying a huge human cost stache to call. this government just doesn't bother so right now paul is very important it is very important for the development the massive cities who should be the world got their i pod with them and i had the cost of these
people. who've among the human beings who are going to be deprived of what are we even there's some of the other older living that will also go. over trees determined to find a way out of the coal mines. scavenging also helps pay for college she goes there every day after work. to ensure her dreams of getting a good job. don't go up in smoke. no alternative sources of energy have definitely been needed especially in malaysia a country with high energy consumption and c.d.s. air pollution in big urban centers now the government is keen to make the country and its economy more environmentally sound but it needs to convince consumers and it's hoping a new economy but we have i've reported is headed to the capital city of kuala lumpur to find out. if only it with this quick and easy to get around malaysia's
capital city. in reality rush hour looks more like this c o two emissions produced by traffic at one of malaysia's biggest climate killers but that's all set to change. for example with this electric scooter it was developed by the malaysian company. their especially proud of the high performance potteries they designed themselves. with. the power direct drive. the batteries that we uses for kilowatt hour. this is one of the technology breakthroughs that we have achieved so far not only campari in malaysia i would say
that. the malaysian government supports companies that bring eco friendly products onto the market like a clean mike. the financial aid in tax breaks supposed to help malaysia become a green a country. but over the past three and a half years only four hundred scooters have left the factory at around three thousand seven hundred euros they cost twice as much as conventional models. but i will be says more though right now is two of the food to go for their feet because the most heavily use. right now the biggest is kentucky fried chicken kiev see if they are using it for home deliveries police been patrolling using the bytes and we also have a local council and force one team going a rope they're calling the routes we have not. so far it's only for the fleet customers they're also already in use at the malaysian ministry of energy where
manufacturers of eco friendly products can apply for support from the environmental incentive scheme it's being implemented by malaysia green technology corp with support from the g i's that germany's international cooperation and development agency more than eight hundred fifty different products and services have already been accepted they carry a special label green malaysia but private consumers are still hesitant. to go to the market for example they're looking at how much this costs in comparison of course so still a challenge there so unless we have economies of scale we can produce these green products that skew then we can reduce the costs. more and more companies want to jump on the eco bandwagon. but first the products are put through their paces for example here at the serum certificate in isolation in kuala lumpur. serum awards its own eco label which companies can use to apply for the mighty john scheme. but
with this detergent meet the standards. the company claims they support that use biodegradable so we haven't tested on the bio degradable but then shot according to get some of. the sample is mixed with a bacterial culture. if the sample hasn't dissolved within twenty eight days the detergent twenty granted the label. leaflet . the criteria that have to be fulfilled for the eco label a tailored to conditions in malaysia. not only with respect to health and environmental sustainability but also with respect to economic feasibility.
so that it has to because he didn't because he said it. should. not be able to do. so we have to look into the situation of the country and. the. next step is to establish uniform ecological standards by region. the german development agency is also supporting malaysia's neighboring countries indonesia thailand and the philippines. because the more people buy eco friendly products the better it is for the environment. now is a universal correct and most times a solution on an individual level often much desperation is to put on a mosque and get on with life but a collective opt for change twenty one and it's mosque book project is getting people from around the world to use their mosques to make a bore statement and demand for change.
indian cities are among the most polluted in the world poisonous smog can last for days on and sometimes the sky is sulfur yellow even breathing is painful. activists in jelly are using art to highlight the problem. individually designed. to help raise awareness of pollution and climate change. must book was launched by the ngo of change twenty one. portrayed gallery of more than two thousand five hundred photos showcases mosque book activities in more than forty can trace the activists perform on the streets and visit schools. where king with local partners like sweat shop in delhi nearly one hundred workshops have
been organized in greece movies where participants learn about sustainability and how to change their behavior and live in a more environmentally friendly way. you like them. if you are doing your bit around. visit our website or send us a tweet. doing your bit. your story. to the stories inspired you to be the change you want to see in the world will be back next week. each one taking us one step closer to the future good bye and have a wonderful week.
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