Planting for the future

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.

Partnering with Witu Livestock Cooperative Ranch

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.

Incident on Amu Ranch

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.

An update from Amu Ranch

Apr. 2, 2014

With the recent success of receiving the management rights from the Kenya Forest Service to protect the Witu Forest Reserve which lies within the greater Lamu conservation area adjoining Amu Ranch, the DSWT in partnership with the LCT is proud...

DSWT Patron Kristin Davis visits Amu Ranch

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.

The 13th Annual Lamu Cultural Festival

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.

Kenya’s Lamu District is slowly losing its Big Bulls

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.

Amu Ranch’s New Ranger Outpost

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.

The Hidden Elephant Herds of Lamu

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.

Restoring Farouk's Camp

Feb. 14, 2013

There is wonderful history surrounding the Lamu Conservation Trust’s headquarters on Amu Ranch, where an old farm, which still to this day is known as ‘Farouk’s Camp’, has been rejuvenated into a fully-functional command centre for all of...

News & Updates

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.

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.

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.

With the recent success of receiving the management rights from the Kenya Forest Service to protect the Witu Forest Reserve which lies within the greater Lamu conservation area adjoining Amu Ranch, the DSWT in partnership with the LCT is proud...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

There is wonderful history surrounding the Lamu Conservation Trust’s headquarters on Amu Ranch, where an old farm, which still to this day is known as ‘Farouk’s Camp’, has been rejuvenated into a fully-functional command centre for all of...

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