Living Lakes Network
We Save the Lakes of the World!
Biodiversity & Climate Project
A global effort to protect and restore the source of all life.
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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

Sharing
Knowledge

Improving
Policies

Following
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.

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...

Lake Voices: Mr. Richmond P. Samson, The Philippines

The establishment of Green Filters at the Pangil River Eco Park is one of the two Frontrunner Initiatives of the Living Lakes Biodiversity and Climate Project (LLBCP) in The Philippines. The Green...

A collaborative effort to tackle water pollution in Deepor Beel, an iconic wetland in Northeast India

Deepor Beel, nestled southwest of the Brahmaputra River near Guwahati city in the Kamrup Metropolitan district of Assam, India, stands as a vital wetland. It boasts the distinction of being the...

Youth Engaged in Wetlands (YEW) and Living Lakes partner to work together to protect these vital ecosystems

The Global Nature Fund (GNF) and Youth Engaged in Wetlands (YEW) have formed a strategic partnership to increase global youth engagement in lake and wetland conservation. This landmark collaboration...

5 Takeaways from the COP28 Climate Summit

After two weeks of negotiations, the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP28) closed in Dubai with a landmark deal between negotiators from nearly 200 Parties. For the first time, the deal...

A lake cannot thrive in a degraded watershed: embracing agroecology to preserve Lake Chapala

Dating back almost 7 million years, Lake Chapala is one of the oldest lake ecosystems on the planet, and also the largest natural body of water in Mexico. The lake boasts a vast array of biodiversity...