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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...

Shedding New Light for Sri Lankan inland fishermen

As night falls on Madampa Lake, in Sri Lanka, a small constellation of stars flutters across the still waters. They are the lanterns of local fishermen casting their nets in search of the prized...

Living Lakes Network launches training academy for young people with a passion for wetland conservation

The Living Lakes Network, in cooperation with the Birkenfeld Environmental Campus of the Trier University of Applied Sciences (Germany), has launched an academy for lake managers. The Living Lakes...

Harmony in the Heart of Africa: A Tale of Sustainable Transformation and Conservation in the Lake Kivu Sub-Catchment

In the heart of Africa, where Lake Kivu’s waters cradle verdant hills, a remarkable tale of transformation and conservation unfolds. This is a story of a community’s resilience...

Europe reaches a key deal on the Nature Restoration Law

An agreement between the European Parliament, the Commission and the Council on the Nature Restoration Law reached late on Thursday 10 November is a giant step forward for a legislation that has had...

One big family: lake conservationists celebrate 25 years of Living Lakes

“We save the lakes of the world!” At a ceremony during the 19th World Lakes Conference, which took place from November 7-9 at Lake Balaton in Hungary, 60 lake conservationists from all...

European Living Lakes Association (ELLA), a network to protect the continent’s lakes and wetlands

Sharing knowledge and addressing common challenges for the protection of lakes and wetlands in the EU territory are the main objectives of the European Living Lakes Association (ELLA), a network...