The People of Lake Tanganyika

The Nature Conservancy is partnering with Pathfinder International, the Frankfurt Zoological Society and others on Tuungane, a comprehensive project addressing wildlife habitat protection, fisheries management, freshwater protection, community development and human health.

Villagers wait for fishermen to bring back their catch to sell to the local market in the village of Katumbi on Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania.

Local village fishermen struggle to catch enough fish to make a living. This local market is in Katumbi village on Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania.

These women buy fish from local fishermen to smoke and then re-sell at the Katumbi village market on Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania.

Women smoke fish they've purchased from local fishermen, village of Katumbi, Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania.

A young village boy plays among the fishing boats on the shore of Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania.

Swema Kabliya walks to get water in the village of Nkonkwa, on Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania.

Girls and young women carrying water from Lake Tanganyika to their village of Nkonkwa, on Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania.

Children help their neighbors make palm oil by grinding the nuts in a handmade mill in the village of Katumbi, Tanzania on Lake Tanganyika.

A young woman gets a small loan for her business in the village of Katumbi. Learn more about the Tuungane project.


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