Promoting and preserving a biological wonder under threat
To promote and preserve the biodiversity of Lake Tanganyika for the sustainable benefit of its inhabitants through a partnership with the community and the government of Zambia.
Lake Tanganyika is one of the most astounding natural habitats on earth. Estimated at between 9-12 million years old it is one of only a handful of ancient lakes that has evolved its own unique assemblage of life. Its great productivity and biodiversity support literally millions of people in the Lake Tanganyika basin.
Nsumbu National Park is situated in the south-western corner of the lake and includes the most pristine shoreline of the whole lake, providing a haven for fish and wildlife. In fact, the diversity of life that evolved in this National Park and the lake is unmatched anywhere on earth.
However, this biological wonder is under threat. Global climate change, overfishing, bad land practices around the catchment area and poaching of large mammals is resulting in a detrimental loss to the overall biodiversity in and around the lake, threatening the lives of the people who rely on it.
We believe it is possible for a successful and developing Nsumbu National Park to contribute greatly to the overall conservation of Lake Tanganyika and provide a means for an improved quality of life for the people that have lived here for millennia.
This ethos has formed what is Conservation Lake Tanganyika