Apr. 26, 2016
Our team have been working hard to expand the tree nursery at Amu Ranch.
In an effort to safeguard the 63,000 acres of land, which is bigger than several of Kenya’s National Parks, over 10,000 seedlings have now been planted ahead of the wet season in May.
Mar. 17, 2016
We were pleased to welcome along the new KWS Director General Mr Kitili Mbathi to Amu Ranch recently to learn more about our conservation efforts in Lamu.
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.