tv Eco Africa Deutsche Welle October 19, 2019 11:30pm-12:01am CEST
tom i just continue to uncover the sensational find. 30 minutes on d w. 3 after the fall of the berlin wall nov 9th on d w. hello and welcome to this new edition of eco africa the environment magazine brought to you by tunnels television nigeria does chevelle in germany on a t.v. in uganda i'm now in the niger conservation foundation in lagos i just largest city
co-presenting with me today is my colleague sandra how to use sandra how are you doing. hello and good to see once again on 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 giffords to protect the antelopes leaving. them. where women run a project through papa's plastic waste they clear from the streets. and we end up in. american company is helping to replant the bunny forest. but forced to kenya to meet one of the rarest species of africa the mountain bungle they are critically endangered with less than $100.00 still living outside conserving says they are of the most porches predictors disease and loss the
government is a long and has implemented a plan to save the species and also boost 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. and it will keep us women more ruthie has come to check on his charges he looks up to mountain view of the mount kenya wildlife conservancy he feeds them twice a day and makes sure the head of rare antelopes is intact. i love the job and i'm proud you know having that. no more but now it's here so it's makes me do it with me not read me a lot so i can hear i love with. my aim is to have as many as i can.
here in captivity the animals don't have access to all the vegetation they would find in the wild that's why they're given a need to shun all supplements known as winter cubes these spatial pellets are reaching pro-tem pride which grows the antelopes immune system. the air force seems to be paying more into the canyon wide lead conservancy. the mountain bunghole was nearly extinct in the wild in kenya and so are a few. and taken to the us is breeding and in pools up in 4 we received. from different in the us and for those 18 we started the breeding program one son and. 77. last youngest was born on the 7th of july and it is this i mean the sort of the bungle. with the
increase in numbers to conservancy plans to release 25 into the mount kenya forest where kenya 4 is sadly it's ok if it has and located about 800 acres for a protected century. this enclosed area as the foretold mount kenya is not just a sanctuary for mountain bungalows knows the rare white zebras and halves of buffalo also find protection from porches and pretend we divide this into different products because of the. challenge that we have a moment. in the near future when we put them in the sanctuary this. problem would be so they don't prevent 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 on the discussion program is very important was number one because we are trying to
create our. in this to the future generation. species like the monkey bongo. grew up. passing the information to their their parents and their friends and people to minimize the watching. the habitat destruction of their one of the highlights for visitors is the animal often it where keepers look after all find injured animals before returning them to the wild about $15000.00 kenyan schoolchildren come to visit the conservancy every year others are excited to be here. i think they'll munchkin i love conservancy. for taking care of all this i was. very interesting creatures. for example of the mountain boyo. which has been endangered for many years by the process. it's not just poaching the threatens their reaction to lopes they also
have to contend with a variety of diseases and the loss of their natural habitat. silliman ruthie everything went awry and other animal people are looking forward to the coming weeks soon 5 new mountain bumble tells you to be born increasing the species chance of survival. with hunt 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 party in a fossil came up with another idea you need to take a look at that yes indeed sandra they turn plastic bags into new products we'll 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.
plastic waste clutters the environment and contaminates the soil. and plastic bags are the biggest problem. for a is the woman's co-operative in brooklyn a fast. it's a pole supposed female empowerment and environmental protection for. the women here wash the plastic bags and disinfect them. the next step is to cut the bags into thin strips and roll them onto spindles. the resulting thread is woven on into durable fabric. which is used for making briefcases and other stylish bags. the item sells for between 20 and 50 euros. the woman in the co-operative 250 euros
a week. that 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 protecting the environment is one thing economic activity is another but they don't necessarily have to be in conflict with one another but in our next look at a funny situation in balad where conservationists are warning that the government's plans to turn the idyllic meandering river pripyat into
a major commercial waterway ultimately linking the baltic and the black sea would be a logical disaster. this might look like a legendary kayaking excursion but for constantine chick karloff it's a protest for the river p.p. it. this is the 3rd year that the chairman of the belorussian 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 us 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 . and if we can preserve these large areas of wild nature we're also hoping to keep the ecological balance on the european continent alonso going to skew. 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 pan of water way. often people in the 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. and we are neutral to be sure that a war with and then they can decide for themselves what they want the rivers infrastructure to develop or do they want to protect the environment around them and keep it healthy of their own car with us they aren't dating the kayaking campaign but many here are participating for the 1st time during breakfast constantine chalak off shares his concerns about the water way he believes that balance should be investing in eco tourism on the river plate yet 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 birds singing or watch things slowly changing. the thought of going by your clock so it's in your
own. the activist warns that the construction of the can now 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 his doing what he can to prevent the pre-pay out from becoming another example of an ambitious economic project with catastrophic consequences for the natural world as indeed it would be here. there are those who often wonder if school really teaches you what you need to know for the future well there is an in the mantra school not too far from here on the ask it of lagos where the children certainly learned some important lessons about we knew about energy about sustainable living on the earth they do indeed for one thing they think fast on the advantages of solar power because the school generates
its own but that's not all and we'll show you why. it's only what these kids have lots of ideas about what can be done to combat climate change burn fuel for still feel this ride a bicycle use solar power discussions of this nature are giving high priority at those schools who want our children to be problem solvers we want them to be people able to look at the environmentalists do things where you know we 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. if the firm was such that we have. ordered out for a lot and they know. each of them retired by right. supply
and we viewed in. and i carry the ac the best the conditioning the lights in. the barn i'm without in order to plaster. but getting to this point wasn't. a sizable investment 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 fees on those school finances so. we have no issue but challenge of financing and we also have a challenge off on getting. mom power you know trained to manage our own will understand the setting up of the projects the automation parts of the project and then the maintenance also. the students of land that everyone can do their parts to ease the burden on the environment. instead of going in for some
foods you can use in your book and sources. like. see your funny when imagery and i jus. tried our best to save the planet like the car took some days without using the plants have called my friend he said she only returns for only 2 days the rest of the day susu up on those i think that was all humans should try to do on days where there is little direct sun the abbotts hard school is dependent on reserve so the energy is stored in batteries it then has to limit the use of electricity to turn down the conditioning or turn of some of the lights but by generating its own clean energy the school is saving money and producing electricity without producing harmful c 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 permanent a 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 hope is that they will now share their new insights with others. yes indeed in our sense the european union phased out and can descend lightbulbs amaj a consumption 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 but in many other ways rich countries can support the global south undoing embarrassment to damage income
iran 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 when it comes to making guitars and ebony with its density dura belittle and dark color is particularly suitable for fret boards and bridges and 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 $20000.00 trees within the coming years matthew the project manager is responsible for the nursery. collection of seeds.
the germination of the seeds care of the plants and. to get 2 or 3. 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 ebony and other tree species in the region. then sound of blue leads the ebony project field work he's very aware of the threats that ebony trees face.
probably the biggest threat to the survival of ebony is the destruction of forests because ebony 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 they can't regenerate itself an agricultural land you go girls. in 2011 taylor guitars became the cohen of this evony saw mill in yellow in de cameron's capital. the work 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 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 the 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 a cameron 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 sound of blue there are viable alternatives to the precious black hardwood. this is obviously 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 ebony to make the guitar because it's what the customer wants to kill your q so. 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 to make us fit if there's also another one here is that you can take me literally always there are so long in tanzania i've been growing pot calling out like and if no one to want to watch me and people can think of the nightmare that it breaks with the help of the was done misfit you've been the problem by developing a lot of want to be thought it was operating on a little. there was a time when it could take up to 2 hours for you to get from his home to work in the
morning although he lives within the city limits. 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 darkness is the biggest city in tanzania and it's growing rapidly in the next decade the population is expected to belong to 10000000 and that poses a huge challenge for transport authorities run of luck atari heads one of the
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. being on the roads were 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 and 2015 when we considered all the options it must systems. be easier we can really do in our city because all he said you know of course was.
train system and we also looked at inclusive it because when you. bring in a bus system most of the people who are working at school be absorbed. into it then you system this is some benefits the environment and it was supported by the institute for transportation and development policy at global organization that advocates sustainable transportation before the bee or 2 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 of those vehicles with 140 high capacity busses 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 salim and he's just one of thousands of passengers who have cut up to 50 hours a month from their commute. i used to feel bad because i was
getting home so late my kids were p.s. . by the time i got home i want to talk about it 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 does not come out because the rapid bus gets me home so much faster i don't know. there are still 5 phases to go until the project is complete the network will then cover around 130 kilometers until then some eddie van the other residents. will have to rely on dollars dollars for at least some of their journeys . what a great project the rocky transit buses would then be kept in late in the cold but 100 in people's lives in any case and the one that's open today on it papa thank you for joining us i do hope you other good plan i did i am some good to know you are finding open confinement here in uganda and farewell for me to now segue into
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