This is what the shores of Lake Victoria look like from Luzira Port Bell in Kampala, Uganda. Local industries dump chemicals, while fishermen, residents and tourists dump plastic bottles and old fishing nets. The water hyacinth has also invaded the lake, making it difficult for even motor boats to travel across the lake. Lake Victoria is the world’s largest tropical lake and supports the largest fresh water fishery in the world, producing about 1 million tons of fish every year. Fish cannot continue to survive in this water much longer. While global climate dialogue and policies are great, we need leadership that can take action today to save this precious resource.
Pollution in Lake Victoria
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