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it's one family on a journey through recent german history. this. darkness has fallen and it's still peaceful and have remained so for your sakes my grandchildren. the berlin our family. starts a new member 6 on g.w. . hello and welcome to this new edition of africa the environment magazine brought to you by channels television larger edition well in germany and in t.v. in uganda. the niger conservation foundation in lagos nigeria largest city
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co-presenting with me today is my colleague sundra how do you sundra how you do it hello nieto good to see you once again and great things to all of you watching us from different parts of the world i am sundered to know we're coming to you from kampala the biggest city in uganda we do have some amazing reports for you today let's get started. we will take you to mount kenya to find out about it in foods to protect the antelopes leaving their them to look in a fossil way women run a project through papa's plastic waste they cleared from the streets. and we end up in. a famous american company is helping to replant the forest. but 1st to kenya to meet one of the rarest species of untill of africa the mountain bungle they are critically endangered with less than $100.00 still living outside
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conserving says they are of the muscle porches predictors disease and hard bitten claws the government is the land and has implemented a plan to save the species and also boast its numbers out of the food of mount kenya africa visit some commute of course a vision it's working hard to make that a reality. for the no. animal keep us women more ruthie has come to check on his charges he looks up to mountain bongos of the mount kenya wildlife conservancy he feeds them twice a day and makes sure the head of their antelopes is intact. i love the job and i'm proud you know having that. amount of the down on top of that was no more but now it's here so it's makes me do it with with me not with me a lot so i like walking here i love it and my aim is to have as many as i can.
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here in captivity the animals don't have access to all the vegetation that would find in the wild that's why they're given me 2 tional supplements known as well good fields these special pellets i reach important implied by which boost the antelopes immune system. the air force seems to be paying more into the kenyan wildlife conservancy. the mountain by. nearly extinct in the wilds in kenya and a few balls were captured and taken to the u.s. is was for breeding and in 2004 we received it from different groups in the u.s. and for those 18 we started the breeding program here on sun and. 77. last youngest boy was born on the 7th of july and it is the 7 to 7 the bungle. with the increase in numbers to conservancy plans
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to release 25 into the mountain king of forest backing up or is sad but it's ok if this has. $800.00 acres for a protected century. this enclosed area at the for 12 months kenya is not just a sanctuary for mountain bungalows knows the rare white zebras and the halves of buffalo also find protection from porches and pretense or we divide this into a different part because of the species that we have or the moment. in the near future when we put them in the sanctuary this is a problem would be so they don't completely so what you can see here is one of the breeding hunts the conservancy also offers to us to tourists and schoolchildren to get revenues and donations are the main sources of much needed funds for the schools and the decryption program is very important to us number one because we
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are trying to create awareness to the future generation. specious like the mountain . grew up. passing the information to the us their parents and their friends and the will to minimise the cases of watching. the habitat destruction of. well you know one of the highlights for visitors is that i knew more often it where keep us looked after all fund and injured animals before returning them to the wild about 15000 kenyan schoolchildren come to visit the conservancy every year i was excited to be here. i think they all munchkin i love conservancy. for taking care of all this i was. very interesting include just. for example the mountain longo. which has been endangered for many years by the protests. it's not just porch in the
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threatens the real antelopes they also have to contend with a variety of diseases and the loss of their natural habitat. so women will grow 3 eric more into an avid animal keep looking forward to the coming weeks soon 5 new mountain bump be born increasing the species chance of survival. we've had a lot of interesting reports about people who practice recycling or up cycling from car to as soft as funny to bugs made of drinking straws and women school or party in a fossil came up with a novel idea you need to take a look at that yes indeed sandra they turn plastic bags into new products well meet with them now in a new episode in our series of doing your bit where we will showcase initiatives of individuals who are really doing something to help the environment.
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and. plastic waste clutters the environment and contaminates the soil. and plastic bags are the biggest problem in the gulf right is the woman's cooperatives in the you know fossil. supports. female empowerment and environmental protection. the women here wash the plastic bags and disinfect them. the next step is to cut the bags into thin strips and roll them on to spend the. resulting thread is woven into durable fabric. which is used for making briefcases and other stylish bags. the item sell for between 20 and 50 euros. the woman in the co-operative 250 year as
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a weak. dollar allows them to support their families. also doing something good for the environment. and how about you. if you are 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. now for taxing the environment is one thing economic activity is another but they don't necessarily have to be in conflict with one another but you know next look at a phony situation in bellows where conservationists are warning that the government's plans to turn the idyllic meandering river pripyat into
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a major commercial waterway ultimately linking the baltic and the black sea would be an ecological disaster. this might look like a legendary kayaking excursion but for constantine chick karloff it's a protest for the river phillippi it. this is the 3rd year that the chairman of the ballet russian environmental organization bogner has organized tours like this one . he wants people to experience the unspoiled nature along the river and to demonstrate against an inland waterway which could be built here. at a company for others the purpose is like a european version of the amazon river. this place is unique because people can come here and see what rivers used to look like what nature in europe was like once . in africa preserve these large areas of wild nature we're also hoping to keep the
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ecological balance on the european continent along soko you skew. your piece. the proposed waterway would cut straight through 11 nature reserves and the activists say it could destroy a unique ecosystem the canal is supposed to connect to the baltic sea and the black sea its roots go through one of the last big wetland areas in europe with rare black older forests. 90 percent of the birds in bellerose live here including endangered species some animals nest directly on the untouched banks. this is tall covers 35 kilometers along many narrow wild sections of the river which would have to be dug out to allow commercial traffic. when the group stops for a break they talk to local that's about the planet waterway. often people in the
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villages only have limited sources of information and we can be one of those sources for them so that they don't only get information from state media but also hear a different opinion. should be sure the war because and then they can decide for themselves what they want the rivers infrastructure to develop what they want to protect the environment around them and keep it healthy. with us they are. data you have the kayaking campaign many here are participating for the 1st time during breakfast constantine chalak of shares his concerns about the water way he believes that balance should be investing in eco tourism on the river p.-p. at rather than in cargo transport. when you will miss out on some people don't think about leaving these spots untouched simply leaving them to nature itself. someone. to just sit down peacefully just like this and simply watch to hear the
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birds singing or watch things slowly changing the thought of them by your clock so it's in your own. the activists warns that the construction of the canal could destroy the wetlands here the river bed would have to be deepened to allow big ships to pass that's why constantine chalak of is doing what he can to prevent the prepared from becoming another example of an ambitious economic project with catastrophic consequences for the natural world. and it would be and here. i think. there are those who often wonder you school really teaches you what you need to know for the future well there isn't in the mantra school not too far from here on the ask it of lagos where the children certainly learned some important lessons about renewable energy about sustainable living on the earth. they do indeed for one thing they think fox hunt the advantages of solar
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power because the school generates its own but that's not all and we'll show you why don't you want. the sounds of what these kids have lots of ideas about what can be done to combat climate change burn fuel for still feels ride a bicycle use solar power discussions of this nature are giving high priority at the school who want our children to problem solve must want them to be people able to look at the environment and not do things their whole way school principal because he is leading by example she runs the abbos heart school the private elementary institution not far from lagos the principal has had solar panels installed on the roof of the building. the firm was such that we have 3 already out for the whole lot and they'll. each of them repaired what i focus by
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right in. the client reviewed in. an artery the iffy the dust the air conditioning the lights in. the barn and of without in order classroom. but getting to this point wasn't. a sizeable investment all the required but the school was only able to get a bank loan so part of that money. so make it up with our own personal finance the sandoz for united states so. we have issued the challenge of financing and we also have a challenge of getting. mom power you know tree into manpower all understand the setting up of the project the automation parts of the project and then the maintenance also. the students of land that everyone can do their part
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to ease the burden on the environment. instead of going in for some foods you can use in your book and sources. like so not so much fun when imagery and i jus too much of tried our best to save the planet like the car ticks on without using the plaid she said quote my friend he said she only retards for only 2 days the rest of the day susu up on those hours all humans should try to do on days where there is little direct sun the abbotts hard school is dependent on reserve solar energy stored in batteries it then has to limit the use of electricity turn down the conditioning or ton of some of the lights but by generating its own clean energy the school is saving money and producing electricity without producing harmful c
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o 2 emissions we are way behind in nigeria in. bringing up creative and innovative ideas so protecting our environment and protecting the future of the nation one of the greatest lessons we have to teach our children in this day and age is how to make them their mentors better and safer place the example set by the school is teaching the students the importance of protecting the environment in very practical ways the home is that they will now share their new insights with us. yes indeed in our sense that european union for a start and condescend light bulbs energy conservation for lighting has dropped 30 percent african countries could do that too what do you think sandra i think that would be a great idea that technology comes from the global north by the many other ways
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rich countries can support the global south undoing environmental damage income aaron so many of the trees have been cut down without regard for the future now i us get america is helping plant thousands of new ones. is the most important the tiriel when it comes to making guitars. with its density dura belittle and dark color is particularly suitable for fret boards and bridges taylor guitars a leading manufacturer of acoustic guitars gets most of its raw material from cameroon one of the world's biggest suppliers of ebony recently the u.s. based company committed itself to raising and replanting ebony trees in the congo basin forest of southeastern camera so far it's grown 5000 saplings its target is 20000 trees within the coming years matthew the project manager is responsible for the nursery. collection of seeds.
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the germination of the seeds care of the plants and. into the forest. it's not. going to take a number of years. to get to its full capacity cameroon is facing a rapid increase in deforestation the country is set to lose an area of forest around twice the size of gambia by 2035 according to the center for international forestry research. ebony trees which take hundreds of years to mature are disappearing fast cameroon's forests are cleared for palm oil rubber and cocoa plantations the cameroon based congo basin institute carries out research on eddie and other tree species in the region. they'll sound to blue leads the ebony project field work he's very aware of the threats that ebony trees face.
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probably the biggest threat to the survival of ebony is the destruction of forests because evony is that dense forest trees that thrives in the undergrowth and they can't grow in a plantation once the forest is removed the essence is lost it can't regenerate itself in agricultural land you go girls. in 2011 taylor guitars became the kohen of this evony saw mill in yellow one day cameron's capital . the wood comes directly from the forest to the sawmill where the company processes it to make different parts of guitars and other musical instruments. only the best wood is used to make the instruments this means that many trees have to be felled and milled to ensure the company gets the quality it wants. the firm insists it's not interested in green washing trying to buy an environmentally
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friendly image. i think there's a wonderful opportunity for us to. not just use the word that people like to have on their guitars and violins but also a great opportunity to be able to replace that that that would replace those trees make. a really responsible exploitation of ebony that benefits not just the people who buy the guitars or the company that produces them but also the local communities that depend on these forests for their livelihoods. the evony project has teamed up with the cameroon government local villagers and the congo basin institute to ensure a sustainable production circle. but there are also plenty of people who criticize the company's initiative. according to val sounds of blue there are viable alternatives to the precious black hardwood. if that so this is obviously
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this is not necessarily the only wood that can be used and other woods are also popular but i think there's actually a very strong aspect of tradition in the end we use that money to make the guitar because it's what the customer wants to kill cuba's. with these young ebony trees the company wants to insure its own future of course but it also hopes to give at least something back to the forest after all that's been taken from that. getting our own didn't make us fit if there's also another one here is that one can take me literally always there is the one in tanzania has been growing pot calling out like and if no one told the why me and people jumping the nightmare that it went well with the help of the wild bank let me thank you for being the problem by developing i was one of it but it was operating only a little. there was
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a time when it could take up to 2 hours for some idiot to get from his home to work in the morning although he lives within the city limits so. he was dependent on the dollars mini buses that are the most common means of transport here. there's a lot of pickpocketing on the many buses because so many people are packed in together they're usually full before you even get on. the other problem is that there are so many traffic jams. so you spend a lot of time just sitting and waiting to move it's also exhausting. heavy traffic on a typical morning here with more than 5000000 inhabitants die as salaam is the biggest city in tanzania and it's growing rapidly in the next decade the population is expected to balloon to 10000000 and that poses a huge challenge for transport authorities run of luck atari heads one of the
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agencies tasked with adapting and improving infrastructure. people were experiencing a look when just. their infrastructure was also some of it was not very good so many hours were lost. on the roads while going to work in the mornings and in the evenings when people would be back home. one solution a bus spaced rapid transit system with a network of dedicated bus lanes that bypass much of the traffic across the city the system so far stretches around 21 kilometers and has already cut travel time for some residents in half the 1st phase of the 6 phase project was finished in 2015 when we considered all the options the bus systems. would be easier if we can maintain our city because all he said
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a lot cost us. train system and we also looked up to see if it was when you. bring in a bus system most people would keep down that school be absorbed through into a new system this is them benefits the environment and it was supported by the institute for transportation and development policy a global organization that advocates sustainable transportation before the b r t came into doris the log of public transport services provided by heavily polluting mini buses and the b.r.t. was able to replace 3000 vehicles with 140 high capacity buses that all meet a much better emissions standard and it was also able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to the global credit crisis the new bus system has been a blessing for asylum and he's just one of thousands of passengers who have cut up to 50 hours a month from their commute. the money right there with them i used to feel bad
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because i was getting home so late my kids were p.s. . sleep by the time i got home i want to so much but it's so much better now you know i get to spend time with my kids and look over the homework i'm playing with them a little so it's not going on because the rapid bus gets me home so much faster than when. there are still 5 phases to go until the project is complete the network will then cover around 130 kilometers until then subtle medieval and the other residents of a salon will have to rely on dollar dollars for at least some of their journeys. what a great project the robin transit buses will they be kept in late in the cold but 100 in people's lives in any case and the one that's open today if papa thank you for joining us i do hope you will come close i did i am sometimes you know he'll find up on can find it in uganda and farewell for me to now segue into my joke of
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this is that over the years live from berlin violence flares in barcelona the catalan capital is gridlocked amid growing outrage over the jailing of separatist leaders as darkness falls for independence protesters clashed with police in the city center and a general strike caused widespread destruction in the bikini football match was for spot. also on the program the briton prepares for another bret's at the cliff
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