Welcome to the Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve

Come and discover the fertile shores of Lake Tana, Ethiopia’s largest lake, the source of the Blue Nile and one of the natural jewels of East Africa. Remote islands hide ancient Christian monasteries, local fishermen row their traditional papyrus boats past bathing hippos and unique birds fly overhead and hunt for fish in the shallows. Be inspired by the Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve, discover its striking scenery, wildlife and traditions, and join in an experience you will never forget. Visit this one-of-a-kind natural paradise and experience Ethiopia’s rich cultural heritage first-hand.

For first ideas about the region, its biodiversity and tourist attractions – visit us on facebook: Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve

For more information about the new “Water for Life – Partnership for a sustainable future of the Lake Tana Watershed” (2019-2022), visit: Water for Life Webpage – NABU beyond borders

Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve

For People and Nature - Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve awaits you!
Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve
Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve
The largest lake in Ethiopia, Lake Tana, is a source of life for 4 million people in the region. Over the course of the last decade, however, the consequences of increased industrialization and development have been posing a threat to this vital water supply.
Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve
Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve
You can find more updated information about NABU's project at Lake Tana Watershed
en.nabu.de/water-for-life
Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve
Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve
Water is life! We all depend on safe drinking water, water for agriculture and sanitary use. Let's safe our water resources not only today on the World Water Day! Saving water is in our hands!

NABU together with all actors and stakeholders at Lake Tana Watershed is committed to ensure long-term access to safe drinking water, functional ecosystem services and sustainable sources of income for the Lake Tana Watershed!

Join us and learn more: www.en.nabu.de/water-for-life

Photos: Philipp Schütz

#worldwaterday #valuingwater #nabuethiopia #nabu #laketana #cleandrinkingwater #bahirdar #amhara #water2me
Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve
Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve
Today is International Women’s Day! 🎉 We have decided to celebrate it by showing some of the incredible women involved in our project Water for Life, at the Lake Tana Watershed! 😍

In the first photo you can see Tesfaye Simegn, Tigist Abayineh and Haimanot Melese (from left to right) fetching for water, as well as Firesibahat Abuhay in the second picture. Atala Melashu, in the third picture, is preparing fish at the shore of Lake Tana, activity that is essencial for the region’s population. Meanwhile, Emeye Getu, in the fourth picture, uses the water of the lake to wash cloth.

NABU is also supporting local businesses to improve their sustainability, and in the fifth picture you can see Hiwot Getie working in one of those stores.

These women were all photographed the town Delgi in the Takusa district, which is also part of the Water for Life project’s region.

We at NABU wish all the women a Happy Women’s Day! Let’s honour women all around the world! 🌍

Fotos: Getinet Fetene

#internationalwomensday #celebratewomen #choosetochallenge #nabuethiopia #nabu_international #laketana #cleandrinkingwater #bahirdar #amhara
Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve
Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve
Happy Women’s Day to you ladies! ⚘⚘
Today, we happily present you some of the outstanding ladies supporting NABU's projects in Southwest Ethiopia:

In our project ‘Forests for Future’ at Kafa Biosphere Reserve, Sheka Forest Biosphere Reserve and Bench-Sheko Zone we work with Adugna, Mentewab and Wubit, Head of Bench-Sheko Zone’s Environment Office for community-based forest restoration.

Woinitu is cultivating tree seedlings for income generation and conservation, while Tsehay and Bizunesh cultivate climate adaptive old crop varieties for food security and climate adaptation.

NABU is extremely proud and thankful for working with you ladies for conservation and sustainable development!!!!! ⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘

#internationalwomensday #celebratewomen #choosetochallenge #nabuethiopia #nabu_international #kafabiospherereserve #kafa #ethiowetlandsandnaturalresourcesassociation #bench-sheko #shekaforestbiospherereserve
Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve
Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve
Tadesse Mesfin, driver mechanic of Bahir Dar NABU project office passed away yesterday 12/October 2020. Tadesse was part of the project team since 2012 and he played unreserved effort to the success of the project. He contribute a lot as part of the team to the recognition of Lake Tana as UNESCO Biosphere. NABU Team feel sorry for his death. RIP
NABU Team