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Why are lakes worth protecting and restoring?

Lakes and their surrounding watersheds are unique and valuable ecosystems for both people and nature. Lakes are critical "storage tanks" for freshwater. More than 90% of all available liquid surface freshwater is contained in lakes and reservoirs. Despite their importance, many of the world's lakes are in crisis.

"A lake is a landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature."

—Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Update on the World's Lakes


Chott Ech Cherqui


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