In parts of Africa cane rats are considered a delicacy.In Cameroon the government is promoting cane rat husbandry to provide income to small farmers and to reduce hunting pressure on wildlife. Correspondent Jori Lewis has the story from Yaounde.
Illegal hunting of protected species is rampant in the Central African country of Cameroon. Government enforcement of poaching laws is spotty, but as Jori Lewis reports, it'll take more than a crackdown on hunters to solve the problem.
Buying produce that's grown nearby is good for the community, good for the planet and good for your health. Farmers in the nation of Senegal are trying to make that case to their countrymen, but it's not so easy. The World's Jori Lewis has the story.
In the West African nation of Senegal, an informal recycling industry has poisoned children and left a neighborhood severely polluted. Residents caused the contamination by pulling apart car batteries to extract the lead. Jori Lewis reports.
People in the West African country of Senegal have made their living from the sea for generations. But overfishing has put the region's fish stocks in crisis. And the Senegalese are struggling to find a solution. Jori Lewis has this report.