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Living Lakes Network
We Save the Lakes of the World!
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The Living Lakes Network is an international partnership of 130 members working in more than 60 countries to protect and restore lakes and wetlands around the world. For over 20 years, the Network has engaged with NGOs, governments, indigenous peoples and local communities to conserve critical habitats, strengthen sustainable livelihoods and educate on the benefits provided by lakes and wetlands.

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.

Biodiversity & Climate 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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Philippines

Paligui Wetland

Paligui Wetland

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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.

Lake Voices: Pragyan Gautam, Deepor Beel

Deepor Beel,  located southwest of the Brahmaputra River near Guwahati city in the Kamrup Metropolitan district of Assam, India, is an essential wetland. It is the state’s only Ramsar site...

Introducing the Expert Pool: Your Gateway to Lake Conservation

Living Lakes Network is excited to announce the launch of its newest website feature, the Expert Pool! This innovative section is designed to offer professional guidance and support in lake management...

Living Lakes announces the third Sustainability Leadership Journey – September 2024, South Africa

Living Lakes is thrilled to organize its third Sustainability Leadership Journey (SLJ), a transformative experience designed for young, passionate conservation leaders, students, and sustainability...

2023 Marks a Year of Significant Progress for the Living Lakes Biodiversity and Climate Project

The Living Lakes Biodiversity and Climate Project (LLBCP) continues to make significant strides in wetland and lake conservation across multiple countries. Our 2023 technical interim report, submitted...

Join the Global Lake Half Marathon 2024: Sustain Our Lakes, Sustain our Future!

Preserving Our Aquatic Treasures: The Global Lake Half Marathon 2024   The importance of lakes and wetlands in maintaining ecological balance and supporting biodiversity is undeniable. Acknowledging...

Protecting fisheries to promote sustainable livelihoods – the hopeful story of Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia

Cambodia is one of the most wetland-dependent countries in the world. More than 46% of its people live and work around these vital ecosystems and 80% of the population rely on them for food. Tonle Sap...

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