Transboundary Ramsar Site Management: Lake Chad

  • Robert J. McInnes
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Located between latitude 6° and 24° north and longitude 8° and 24° east, Lake Chad is the fourth largest lake in Africa and represents a vast expanse of freshwater bordering the southern Sahara. The lake is located in the largest closed or endorheic basin on the African continent and covers almost 2.5 million km2. Lake Chad supports wetlands that are vital for the livelihoods of over 30 million people living within the basin. The successful management of this area depends on transboundary cooperation among seven different countries.


Transboundary Ramsar Site Livelihoods International cooperation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.RM Wetlands and Environment LtdLittleworthUK

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