IKI Living Lakes: a global effort to restore 12 lakes in 10 countries

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The main objective of the project is the protection and restoration of lakes and wetlands in ten lake regions on three different continents. It aims to work with governments, NGOs, local communities, indigenous peoples and scientists, both locally and globally, to develop best practices in lake management as an essential element of biodiversity conservation and climate protection.

The programme is supported by the international lake network Living Lakes and funded by the German Ministry of Environment through the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The 10 project countries are: Cambodia, Colombia, India, Malawi, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, Rwanda, South Africa and Sri Lanka, with the Global Nature Foundation as one of the coordinating partners.

Based on extensive mapping in all countries involved, the initiative focuses on capacity building and advocacy to reduce the impact of agriculture, fisheries and other productive activities on the conservation of lakes and wetlands.

In addition, the consortium aims to develop and promote innovative technologies applicable to the protection and restoration of lakes. To this end, at least 10 leading initiatives will be implemented in 10 countries, focusing, for example, on wastewater treatment, restoration, invasive species management and biodiversity-friendly agriculture. In addition, the dissemination of transferable results, e.g. through the International Living Lakes Network, and support for the implementation of activities, the improvement of the implementation of (Ramsar) management plans beyond the 10 lake regions, as well as the strengthening of NGOs, their capacities and their involvement in management processes, will be pursued. GNF and LLN members will ensure the use and further development of capacity building activities and results.






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