The Project

Working across the globe, the Living Lakes Biodiversity & Climate Project covers protection and restoration efforts in critical ecosystems such as high altitude lakes, mangroves and floodplains.

Twelve partners from ten countries will work alongside authorities and the people whose livelihoods depend on the health of those ecosystems, reducing threats and developing innovative, nature-based solutions that address both local and global challenges. These Frontrunner Initiatives will be shared at the regional, national and global level, to enhance the sustainable management of lakes and wetlands around the world.


Lake Chapala


Lake Tota


Lake Fúquene


Lake Titicaca


Lake Deepor Beel


Lake Malawi


Tonlé Sap Lake


Laguna de Bay


Lake Kivu


Bolgoda Lake

(Sri Lanka)

Lake Madampe

(Sri Lanka)

iSimangaliso Wetland Park

(South Africa)

Biodiversity & Climate Project Initiatives

Tonlé Sap Lake, Cambodia

The largest freshwater lake in South East Asia and one of the most productive inland fisheries in the world.
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Lake Tota, Colombia

Located at 3,000 meters above sea level, this high altitude lake is currently the largest in Colombia.
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Lake Fúquene, Colombia

Until the 70´s, Laguna de Fúquene was the largest Colombian lake with a surface of 100 km2. Today, the lagoon has shrinked to just 30 square kilometers.
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Lake Deepor Beel, India

Deepor Beel is a permanent freshwater lake surrounded by immense wilderness and is one of the largest and most vital riverine wetlands in India.
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Lake Malawi, Malawi

One of the African Great Lakes, it is the southernmost lake in the East African Rift System.
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Lake Chapala, Mexico

Around 10% of Mexico’s population live in the catchment area of this lake, the largest in the country.
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Lake Titicaca, Peru

Located in the heart of the High Andes, it is the highest navigable lake in the world.
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Laguna de Bay, Philippines

It’s the largest lake in the Philippines, located southeast of the National Capital Region (Manila).
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Lake Kivu, Rwanda

The largest local source of fish in Rwanda, its biodiversity include 14 unique species of freshwater fish.
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Bolgoda Lake, Sri Lanka

Its natural beauty has great potential for development, tourism and fisheries, but it is gravely threatened by industrial pollution.
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Lake Madampe, Sri Lanka

A 390 hectares wildlife sanctuary located on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, formed by tropical mangrove forests, an open water body and marshlands.
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iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa

A World Heritage Site, over 6,500 plant and animal species have been recorded at this massive Park.
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