Lake Chilwa – an ecologically important lake in Malawi
A sausage tree near Lake Chilwa
More than a million people depend on the lake
The lake is drying out. There is an increased siltation due to deforestation and heavier precipitation
in the nearby mountains. Global warming and climate change gives longer periods of draught and
heavy precipitation when rain comes
Lake Chilwa is an important sanctuary for local and migratory birds. That is the reason for being
a part of the Ramsar convention
Photos: Åke Bjørke (2011).
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