National Geographic

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“The Bangweulu Wetlands are an important fishing area in Zambia, and about 50,000 people are directly dependent on the functioning of the natural ecosystem. The annual fish catch in the Bangweulu generates about US$21 million in value for the fishermen. The temporary fishing camps are built deep into the swamps and whole families live in the grass huts. The children often do not go to school and currently only have a future of fishing ahead of them.”

Ralf Mullers