Die Medizin der Nzhu – Eine inspirierende Gorillageschichte

Im Rahmen unseres märchenbasierten Projektes Young Voices for Sustainable Development – Nawa & Bubo auf Reisen haben wir für unser Afrika Modul eine spannende Gorilla Geschichte aus Kamerun aufbereitet.

In “Die Medizin der Nzhu” geht es um die Bedeutung von Heilkräutern für Gorillas und auch für den Menschen. Denn die Naturvölker, die keine medizinische Versorgung nach unserem Verständnis hatten und teilweise auch noch haben, bedienten sich auch bei Tieren und deren Wissen von Naturmedizin.

So ist die Yoruba Pflanze für ihre vielfältigen heilenden Eigenschaften sehr geschätzt bei den Menschenaffen, aber auch bei den Naturvölkern, die sich den Lebensraum mit den sanften Riesen teilen.

Wer mehr über die Heilpflanzen oder die Gorillas erfahren möchte, schaut sich einfach um bei den Bildungsmaterialien “Nawa & Bubo in Afrika”.

Interview mit Ndimuh Bertrand Shancho, Umweltaktivist in Kamerun

 

Ndimuh Bertrand Shancho, Kamerun

Explority spricht mit Shancho in Kamerun! Er ist Umweltaktivist der sich zum Beispiel auch für Gorillas einsetzt. Und ganz spannend: Er führt Umweltbildungsprojekte für und mit Kindern in Afrika durch!

 

Hast du als Kind wilde Tiere getroffen? Was ist Ihre wertvollste Erinnerung?
Ja, ich habe sehr gute Erinnerungen an diese Zeit. Ich bin in dem kleinen Dorf Bambalang im Nordwesten Kameruns aufgewachsen. Ich stand jeden Morgen schon um 5 Uhr morgens auf, um mit Affen und Schimpansen zu spielen, die immer kamen, um Erdnüsse und Mais von unserer Farm zu essen. Es war eine tägliche Routine, wir hatten keine Uhren, aber wir verließen uns auf das Geräusch von Vögeln, die anfingen zu zwitschern, als die Sonne unter-
ging! Es hat so viel Spaß gemacht! 

Was arbeitest du?
Ich bin Journalist, Medienproduzent und Umweltaktivist. Ich habe Voice of Nature (VoNat) gegründet, eine in Kamerun ansässige gemeinnützige Organisation, die sich dafür einsetzt, für die Natur zu sprechen, die Umwelt und vielfältiges Leben zu schützen. Dies erreichen wir durch Forschung, Bildung, Medien und Engagement in der Gemeinde. Ich habe sieben Jahre Erfahrung in der Durchführung von Naturschutzerziehung.

Karte der Verbreitungsgebiete von Gorillas in Afrika


Hast Du Kontakt zu Naturschutzgebieten und Gorillas?
Ja! Ich war in verschiedenen Schutzgebieten in Kamerun wie dem Tofala Hills Wildlife-Naturschutzgebiet, wo in der Nähe von 30 Cross River Gorillas leben, die es nur in Kamerun und Nigeria am Cross River gibt.

Habt ihr Lust mehr über die Gorillas in Kamerun  zu erfahren? Zum Beispiel welche Kräuter sie essen, wenn sie krank sind? Oder die Geschichte “Die Medizin der Nhzu” als HörTrickFilm zu sehen und hören Dann schaut nochmal in unserem Surfraum Nawa & Bubo in Afrika vorbei!

Nawa & Bubo in Afrika – Kostenfreie Bildungsmaterialien im Download

 

Young Voices for Sustainable Development präsentiert: Nawa & Bubo in AfrikaNawa & Bubo in Afrika – Bildungsmaterialien

Nashörner und Gorillas gehören zu den am meisten vom Aussterben bedrohten Tierarten Afrikas! In den neu konzipierten und nun auch zum kostenfreien Download zur Verfügung gestellten Materialien erfahren Kinder im Alter von 10-14 Jahren von Experten aus Afrika, wie es den Tieren ergeht, welche Gefahren bestehen und wie wir ihnen helfen können.

Auch seltene Geschichten zu diesen Tieren und weiteren warten auf die Kinder. Neben einem Expeditionskoffer, eignen sich auch die Materialien für die Durchführung einer eigenen Expedition .

Nawa & Bubo auf Expedition in Afrika

Nawa & Bubo nehmen uns mit auf eine Expedition nach Afrika!

 

Wo leben Nashörner und Gorillas in Afrika? Welche alten Geschichten haben sie in Afrika gefunden? Wie können wir den bedrohten Tieren, wie können wir Biologische Vielfalt schützen. Was können wir von den Menschen in Afrika lernen und auch bei uns für Veränderungen nutzen?

Im neuen Bildungsbereich Nawa & Bubo findet ihr spannende Informationen und Geschichten aus Afrika und auch Materialien und Aktionen, an denen ihr euch aktiv engagieren könnt.

 

Ihr könnt mit eurer Schule, Schulklasse, Jugendclub den Expeditionskoffer Afrika ausleihen, mit dem ihr euch mit den Globalen Nachhaltigkeitszielen am Beispiel Biologischer Vielfalt in Afrika beschäftigen und engagieren könnt.

k(NO)w Ananas – Trickfilme für mehr Nachhaltigkeit im Ananasanbau

K(NO)w Ananas ist eine Medien Advocacy Kampagne für mehr Nachaltigkeit im globalen Ananasanbau und -handel. Der massive Einsatz von Chemikalien in der monokulturellen Ananasindustrie stellt eine ernste Bedrohung von Biologischer Vielfalt und menschlicher Gesundheit dar!

In einem Nachhaltigkeitsprojekt an der Janusz-Korczak-Oberschule in Berlin entstanden 4 Trickfilme, die wir euch hier vorsellen wollen.

Für eine saubere Ananas! Für eine saubere Umwelt! Ceck out unsere Filme!

 

“Save the Ocean!” Ocean education activist Tharaka Sriram gives lecture on Ocean proection and environmental challenges

“What can you do for our planet and for marine protection?”

Tharaka Sriram, a German native and activist for the marine world, youth and diversity spoke to 160 students at the Carl-Zeiss school in Berlin about challenges and the necessity for marine protections areas around the world.

Inside the United Nations Agenda2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals, clean water (SDG 6) and biodiversity below the sea (SDG 14) are amongst those developmental responsibilities for the planetary society.

Tharaka had visited numerous mpa’s (marine protection areas) around the world. As a diver she collected first hand experiences in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Ocean. Only 3% of the total ocean territory are a nature preservation or marine protection area! Plastic garbage, industrial waste, climate change and global warming but also overfishing and the hunt for whales and sharks (finning!) give a wide spectrum of threats to life in our oceans.

Climate Action (SDG 13) should have the highest priority in politics!! “What if politicians are not fit to change the world?” was one of the questions in the discussion following Tharakas presentation. It is up to the Young Voices for Sustainable Development to give impulses for change, to get on the nerves of politicians to demand changes in politics and to go on the streets to claim their future!

 

All students, the Young Voices for Sustainable Development, who attended the presentation wrote down their environmental messages at the board and called for non smoking, reduction of trash, less flesh and fish on their plates, more vegetarianism and a different consumer behavior alltogether.

It is time to start all of this now!

Thank you Tharaka Sriram for your valuable input . We wish you much strength and courage on your journey and mission to protect our oceans and educate us about the necessary changes presented with your initiative Ocean Education.

(Inside this last photo: Tharaka Sriram, Melanie Drewes (volunteer at Explority) and Explority founder and managing Director Wolfgang J. Fischer full of impressions after the presentation at Carl-Zeiss School.) Photo credits: Melanie Drewes, Wolfgang J. Fischer, Mr. Schäfer from Carl Zeiss School

 

 

#15 Life on Land – Snake – friend at home?

Also in Germany there are snakes. In the Nature excursion in the Colbitz-Letzlinger Heide the participating children learned from the expert Horst
Schulze from the Federal Forestry Administration, that in the heathland and at Waldrändern Kreuzottern and Schlingnattern are encountered.

While the Kreuzotter is a poisonous snake up to 90cm long and is considered very shy, the Schlingnatter is a constrictor snake from the grass or ring snake family which are also up to 90cm long. Snakes are reptiles and, as such, hypothermic Animals whose body temperature follows the outside temperature and so depends on the ambient temperature replaced.

While the Schlingnatter is harmless to us humans a bite form the Kreuzotter can be of danger to children and the elderly, but rarely cause death because Kreuzotter do not hold large venom reserves and do not like to use the poison for defense purposes, the doses are low and thereby for adult people rather harmless. Like all animals, snakes also need a lot special, tailored to their needs Habitat. Both snake species occur in the heathland and require sunbeds, with the Schlingnatter preferring rather stony places.

On a scale of critically endangered species the Schlingnatter is rated at level 3, the Kreuzotter at Level 2. By Dismantling of forest edges and heath areas as well as the elimination of dry leave areas the habitats of snakes located here are reduced drastically.

The snake is of great importance in cultural history  too. The split tongue of the snake, by the way an olfactory organ, is considered a picture for dishonesty, when speaking with a forked tongue. Also, the snakiness (slimy, fickle, unprincipled or smooth) is a rather negatively charged trait, what maybe also cause us to fear snakes or find them disgusting. As an inspiration for our snake story the author might have considered also the staff of Asclepius (Aesculapius staff), which until today is representing the medical and pharmaceutical professions as the symbol.

Maybe this fairy tale will help you, to not see snakes as a threat only, but as an important element of our ecosystems of forest and heath. As endangered species they need our protection by preserving their habitats.

The children of the all-day school Johannes Gutenberg from Wolmirstedt, the YOUNG VOICES for SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, produced the fairy tale Schlange Hausfreund, to campaign for more education and environmental awareness and especially for more protection of snakes.

Schlange Hausfreund is part of the environmental fairytale campaign Nawa & Bubo powered by Explority. To learn more about this program click here

#15 Life on Land – Kalif Storch

The stork is a migratory bird whose span in white or black storks up to 2.20 meters measures. Storks are carnivores and almost on located on all continents. Storks can go up become 35 years old and prefer damp biotopes.

In winter they move to the warm south and then often in Sub-Saharan Africa
encountered. There are in the nature park Drömling in Saxony-Anhalt
more than 40 white stork breeding pairs and even the on the red list of endangered animals Black Stork finds in the “Land of a Thousand Trenches”
his home.

The biggest threats to storks are in Pesticides infested insects by them be eaten and death by accidents Collision with motor vehicles or power lines. Through medium-voltage overhead lines and Railway overhead lines are getting many each year Storks injured or equal to the electric shock
killed.

Also in their winter quarters in Africa threatens death by hyenas and jackals. The White Stork, also known as the Rattling Stork is in many cultures as a lucky charm or bearer of newborns.

 

In our fairy tale Kalif Storch experience the migratory birds an exciting Adventures during their winter quarters that the Children tell us here in Drömling. Help to preserve the habitats for storks and expand, so that more of these wonderful Birds can live with us.

With the natural fairy tale Kalif Storch the children of the 5th grade from the Drömlingschule in Oebisfelde, the YOUNG VOICES for SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, are committed to more environmental awareness and especially to more protection of migratory birds in general and the stork in particular.

Kalif Storch is part of the environmental fairytale campaign Nawa & Bubo powered by Explority. To learn more about this program click here

#15 Life on Land – The Wolf

The wolf is a predator that is up to 1.60 meters long and can weigh 80 kg.  Wolves live in packs of 5-8 animals, sometimes alone, if you are looking for a new area are. Wolves communicate with one another diverse body language (gestures) and howling. With scents they mark their territory. For a long time, the wolf was considered extinct in Central Europe, after being hunted everywhere, first Line to protect livestock owners.

In 1996, the wolf first return to Germany was sighted. In 2000 there was the first pack throw in Saxony. There is currently a Wolf population of 95 animals in Saxony-Anhalt , like the wolf expert Antje Weber from the Wolf Competence Center in Iden told to the children on the excursion in Colbitz Letzlinger Heide. The Children actually succeeded in finding their own wolf tracks:  Eagle eyes! They could then witness how the sample was secured scientifically and the location was measured and photographed. As a finder  the participating Nawa & Bubo class from Angern was added. A great honor!

Wolves are at the top of the food chain in the ecosystems inhabited by them in Germany. As adaptable animals they are completely fine with the cultural landscapes in Germany and cope well to control the deer population. In order to make an important, natural contribution to healthy forestry, especially since Deer like to nibble young trees and thereby present a threat to the forest stock, if the wolf population is strong. For livestock owners the wolf on the other hand is a threat. The state of Sachsen-Anhalt provides compensation laws and herd protection programs. The Wolf is under strict nature conservation, however still often will be illegally hunted.

It is time for us to get to know wolves better and understand how to deal with them, because Often the fear of the bad wolf is unfounded. Nevertheless, a wolf can also be a human become dangerous if he is a young, individual Stray and inexperienced or as a zooproject breaker was used to people. By loud Noises, we can do it if we are a wolf to keep him from getting further away from us to approach. The wolf is a good example of nature and environmental protection in Germany.

If the “wild” wolf is able to live with us, that also means that we make a good contribution to active conservation, which guarantee habitats for wolves. With the help of the fire bird we got to know the character of the wolf. We invite you to do the same and help us protect the Wolf so this exciting animal has a future opportunity living with us!

With the nature fairy tale Ivan Zarevich, the Firebird and the Gray Wolf, the fourth grade children of the Freie Umweltschule in Angern, the YOUNG VOICES for SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, advocate for more environmental awareness and, in particular, a differentiated view of the wolf and its significance for the Ecosystem forest.

Iwan Zarewitsch, der Feuervogel und der Graue Wolf is part of the environmental fairytale campaign Nawa & Bubo powered by Explority. To learn more about this program click here