Marine

Marine

Promoting and implementing solutions to protect the marine ecosystem…

Culture

Culture

Working to reveal and preserve the ancient culture and history of Lamu…

Wildlife

Wildlife

Helping to keep the ecosystem in balance with its forest habitats and wildlife…

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Conserving Lamu’s ancient cultures, and magnificent wildlife and marine ecologies…

The Lamu Conservation Trust is a community conservation initiative conserving the indigenous cultures, wildlife and marine ecologies of the greater Lamu eco-region.

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We have lost a dear friend, colleague and passionate conservationist, in Maalim "Mwalimu" Baadi, who passed away in the evening of Friday 7th December. Mwalimu was one of the founding members of the Lamu Conservation Trust, playing a critical...

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A Day on Amu Ranch

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Lamu transforms into a water paradise for wildlife

May. 18, 2018

After months of prolonged drought, Amu and beyond is underwater once again, thanks to the long-awaited heavy rains.

Severe drought in Lamu threatens wildlife

Mar. 21, 2017

The prolonged drought in Lamu is threatening the survival of many wild species including hippos, buffalo and lions. Wild animals have been forced to drink saline water from the Indian Ocean as natural watering holes rapidly dry out.

Wildlife in Lamu struggle following drought

Mar. 6, 2017

Across Lamu wild animals are suffering following the drought which has hit the region hard. The lack of available water has led to a surge in human-wildlife conflict as large mammals, including elephants and buffalo, are moving into residential areas in a desperate search for water.

Long awaited rains arrive in Lamu

Jan. 11, 2017

The rich fauna of the Lamu Archipelago has been under threat in recent months due to a prolonged dry spell across much of Kenya. The drought hit the region’s wildlife hard with animals suffering from severe thirst and starvation, but thankfully Lamu’s diverse species are making a come back.

Lamu's Cultural Festival - best yet!

Nov. 14, 2016

Each year, Lamu Conservation Trust (LCT) hosts a pop-up stand to welcome visitors and share news about our projects aimed to preserve local wildlife and their habitats. This year marked the 16th edition of the Lamu Cultural Festival which ran...

Hippopotamus pod search for water in drying waterhole

Sep. 19, 2016

Our teams recently spotted 40 hippos in search for water in a drying waterhole near the Witu livestock camp. Over time we have seen this once lush area struggle in the face of severe drought, human encroachment and overgrazing.

Cheetah family captured on camera

Aug. 2, 2016

As a solitary animal, it was extra special to capture these fantastic images taken from the Lamu Conservation Trust camera trap showing two cheetahs feeding on a topi. Cheetah mothers are known to bring back small, live antelopes back to her cubs to teach them how to chase, catch and kill. However, it seems this family is relatively experienced in capturing their prey.

Hippopotamus pod spotted on the Mkumbi River

May. 5, 2016

Often targeted by poachers for their meat and teeth, hippopotamus numbers have fallen drastically in recent years across Africa.

However, whilst out on patrol the Anti-Poaching rangers came across a healthy looking hippo pod which is an encouraging sign and further reason to protect their threatened habitat.