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Living Planet: May 23, 2013

DW (English) on May 23, 2013 20:21

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    To mark the UN's International Day for Biological Diversity we visit a sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica, talk about the new status awarded to dolphins in India, hear about new efforts to reforest Spain and learn about Stork ringing on the Rhine River in Germany.
    Producers: Saroja Coelho & André Leslie
    Presenter: Saroja Coelho
    Studio Director: Eliane Guilarducci
    Helping the world's slowest animalRenowned for their slow speed of movement, sloths around the world are often adversely affected by deforestation, traffic and power lines, and even human brutality. One sanctuary in Costa Rica is doing all it can to care for these unique animals.
    Report by Melanie Sevcenko
    Dolphins recognized in IndiaIndia has just banned the keeping of captive dolphins for public entertainment. In a statement, India’s Ministry of Environment and Forests said proposals for dolphin entertainment aquariums should be rejected. DW spoke to Puja Mitra from the Federation for Indian Animals Protection Organisations about the issue.
    Interview by Saroja Coelho
    Saving Spain's forestsIn Spain, where centuries of deforestation have turned the country's lush forests into barren scrublands, volunteers are working to revive the landscape and protect local water sources.
    Report by Lucas Laursen

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