Feb. 9, 2016
Every year, thousands travel to Lamu Old Town for the annual cultural festival to celebrate the rich Swahilli culture of the Lamu Archipelago.
As ever, our team were on hand to answer any questions about the Lamu Conservation Trust and how we are conserving indigenous cultures, wildlife and marine ecologies.
Nov. 3, 2015
Through 'Project Amu’ we are not only protecting the Lamu Archipelago, but ensuring a future for native wildlife and habitats. The inland coastal belt is one of the most important habitats relatively uncultivated on the coast of East Africa and the need to preserve this environment is of paramount importance to the inhabitants. Thanks to the local community who are also invested in conserving this unique habitat, we are working towards making this a reality.
Apr. 3, 2015
The Lamu Conservation Trust (LCT) with support from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) is working together with the Witu Livestock Cooperative Group Ranch, which is a community ranch bordering Amu Ranch and Witu Forest. This group ranch lies within an important wildlife corridor home to an array of endangered and threatened plant and animal species.
Jul. 11, 2014
We are saddened and shocked to report that there has been an attack on the new Milihoi Camp on Amu Ranch in Lamu. The Milihoi outpost has been operating successfully and has contributed tremendously in extending protection over Amu Ranch which is a vital wildlife habitat, yet on the evening of the 7th July 2014 the camp was calculatedly burnt down.
Apr. 2, 2014
Jan. 23, 2014
During January 2014 the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s Patron, Kristin Davis, visited Project Amu, one of the Trust’s Saving Habitats initiatives in the Lamu District on Kenya’s remote north coast.
Nov. 27, 2013
The Lamu Conservation Trust joined the Lamu Cultural Festival in its 13th year of celebrations during a myriad of festivities spanning a long weekend over the 21st to the 24th November 2013. This annual festival held in Lamu Old Town is dedicated to celebrating the local traditions of this beautiful archipelago, whilst being timed each year to coincide with the high tides which create ideal conditions for Lamu’s famous dhow races.
Aug. 29, 2013
The Lamu District was once home to the densest population of wildlife in Kenya and in 1972 boasted the second largest elephant population in Kenya estimated at over 21,000. Yet today the elephant population has plummeted catastrophically to perhaps numbering less than 100 individuals.
May. 10, 2013
In order to effectively and efficiently provide security and protection over Amu Ranch the Lamu Conservation Trust in partnership with the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is in the process of completing a new anti-poaching and security ranger outpost located along Amu’s sensitive south-western border.
Mar. 27, 2013
In 1972 the elephant population of Lamu District was estimated at over 21,000 as published in a survey by KREMU, boasting the second largest elephant population in Kenya. Yet by 1980 Lamu’s once magnificent elephant population had dropped to a devastating estimate of just 2,500 individuals.