Great Rift Lakes of Africa
The lakes are important habitats for a number of fish and amphibian species, abundant birdlife and numerous crocodiles.
In the surrounding lake region, one finds elephants, gorillas, hippos and other wildlife in the Great Rift's mountains and valleys.
Millions of people across several East African countries depend on the lakes' resources and surrounding forests for their livelihoods and day-to-day lives.
Where are the Great Rift lakes of Africa?
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Lakes at risk
To ensure people and nature benefit from this truly outstanding region of Africa, WWF has designated the Rift Valley lakes as one of its priority ecoregions for conservation.
WWF’s work in this region focuses on sustainable development, environmental education, and the involvement of communities in the design and implementation of conservation activities.