Biodiversity & Climate Project

A global effort to protect and restore the source of all life.

The Living Lakes Biodiversity & Climate Project is an ambitious global effort to catalyze the conservation of lakes and wetlands, as a climate solution that works both for people and biodiversity.

We advance together with governments, NGOs, local communities, indigenous peoples and scientists, both on a local and a global scale.

Our approach

Deploying Nature
Based Solutions

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Knowledge

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Policies

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Youth Leaders

Why Lakes?

Lakes, wetlands and other freshwater bodies are the life support systems of the Earth. Ensuring their health and sustainable use is essential to fight the climate and biodiversity crisis, and for the wellbeing of billions of people.

The Project

Our iniciatives on the ground cover 10 countries, with our partners working together in a joint, cordinated effort to catalyze lake conservation over 5 years.

Cambodia

Tonlé Sap Lake

Tonlé Sap Lake

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Colombia

Tota Lake

Tota Lake

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Colombia

Lake Fúquene

Lake Fúquene

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India

Deepor Beel

Deepor Beel

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Malawi

Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi

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Mexico

Lake Chapala

Lake Chapala

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Peru

Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca

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Philippines

Laguna de Bay

Laguna de Bay

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Rwanda

Lake Kivu

Lake Kivu

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Sri Lanka

Bolgoda Lake

Bolgoda Lake

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Sri Lanka

Lake Madampe

Lake Madampe

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South Africa

iSimangaliso Wetland Park

iSimangaliso Wetland Park

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What´s New

Read the latest news & stories on lake conservation.

The Living Lakes South Asia subnetwork is born

Lake and wetland conservation is South Asia was strengthened this month with the creation of the Living Lakes Subnetwork in the region, a Living Lakes Biodiversity & Climate Project activity that ...

Living Lakes joins the european campaign to #RestoreNature

On International Day of Action for Rivers, 207 organisations including the European Living Lakes Association are demanding the European Union’s Institutions and Member States to adopt the Nature ...

Lake Titicaca is declared “Threatened Lake of the Year 2023”

The fact that visitors can be breathless on its shores is not only due to the impressive dimensions of this body of water: lake Titicaca, on the border of Peru and Bolivia, is in fact 190 km long and ...

16th Living Lakes International Conference – Speakers Presentations

At a time of unprecedented biodiversity loss, climate impacts and environmental degradation, the Living Lakes Network held its 16th International Conference from December 6-8 2022, in the city of Puno ...

Living Lakes calls on international community to protect the world’s lakes and wetlands

The 16th Living Lakes International Conference was held in the city of Puno (Perú) from December 6th to December 8th 2022, hosted by the Binational Autonomous Authority of Lake Titicaca ...