Living Lakes Biodiversity and Climate Project - LLBCP

Living Lakes Biodiversity and Climate Project - LLBCP 


In the framework of the International Climate Initiative (IKI), the Living Lakes Biodiversity and Climate Project (LLBCP) contributes to the conservation and restoration of lakes and wetlands and the protection of related biodiversity. For 5 years, 13 Organizations from 11 countries will work together in this project to archive its ambitious impact.



During the 15th Living Lakes Conference in 2019 in Valencia, Spain, several members of the Living Lakes Network exchanged innovative ideas for the protection and restoration of freshwater ecosystems worldwide. This laid the foundations for the future. In 2022, after three years of planning, the international project has started.

Project goals

Addressing three main target groups (lake managers, farming and fishing communities, and political decision-makers), each member of the LLBCP will implement actions in and around the lake or wetland they represent. Through capacity development, training programmes, communication outreach and citizen science, the project promotes a more environmentally-friendly use of freshwater resources and the protection of climate and biodiversity. The focus for these activities will lie on women and youth, and the involvement of indigenous representatives will be key.


To stop further degradation of lake and wetland ecosystems, LLBCP will develop management plans and strategies to tackle climate change, water pollution, biodiversity loss and unsustainable agriculture and tourism. An expert pool, an exchange platform and international events will help to form local, regional and global alliances and strengthen the Living Lakes Network.

All results of the project will be disseminated globally.


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Project measures

  • Knowledge transfer and capacity development for local lake communities

  • Training of future generations of lake managers

  • Citizen science and communication outreach

  • Organization of international events and development of a global exchange platform




Further Supporters

 Logo Bodenseestiftung

Consortium Partners

 Logo Bodenseestiftung


Contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals

The project should make a concrete contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

 Ziel 13: Klimamaßnahmen
 Ziel 14: Das Leben unter Wasser
 Ziel 15: Das Leben an Land
 Ziel 17: Partnerschaften für die Ziele



Global Nature Fund (GNF)

International Foundation for Environment and Nature


Dr. Thomas Schäfer

Phone: +49 7732 9995 84



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August 2022 – August 2027


South Afrika, Ruanda, Malawi, India, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Cambodia, Mexico, Colombia, Peru


WILDTRUST, Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS), Action for Environmental Sustainability (AfES), Nature Environment & Wildlife Society (NEWS), EMACE Foundation, Nagenahiru Foundation, Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands (SCPW), Fisheries Action Coalition Team (FACT), Instituto Corazón de la Tierra (ICT), Fundación Humedales, Autoridad Binacional Autónoma del Lago Titicaca (ALT)


Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, nukleare Sicherheit und Verbraucherschutz (BMUV)


Deutsche Postcode Lotterie, LONZA, Groundlakes Partners AG, Clean Water Foundation