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...

Amu Ranch

Jan. 4, 2013

As the foundation of a much greater vision, Project Amu has become a successful conservation template, which is in the process of being adopted by neighbouring communities within Lamu County, who have embraced the mission to safeguard the natural...

The Lions of Lamu

Dec. 11, 2012

The lion has been responsible for both livestock and human fatalities, due mainly to the encroachment of human settlements on wild areas. One of the most widely publicised accounts of man-eating lions came from Tsavo in 1898 where it was claimed...

A Turtle's Life

Dec. 2, 2012

The endangered green turtle, which has suffered from habitat loss, poaching, pollution and a host of other human-related conflicts around the world is finding refuge in Lamu. Here are photographs from a recent turtle hatching on nearby Manda...

From Parched to Paradise

Oct. 1, 2012

Project Tree Planting

Sep. 5, 2012

Natural forests in Kenya, especially within the Lamu district play an important role in environmental protection including regulating water quantity and quality, the condition of commodities such as air and soil as well as the diversity of flora and fauna, whilst forming an integral part of the livelihoods of the rural communities.

Aerial Surveillance and Ground Monitoring

Aug. 29, 2012

The Lamu Conservation Trust is in full swing on the ground and in the air over Amu Ranch within the fascinating yet fragile Lamu District. Illegal poaching, logging and cattle intrusion is being prevented with visible results on the ecosystem and...

Amu’s Critically Endangered Antelope

Aug. 29, 2012

Deep within Amu Ranch and its neighboring habitats the LCT field teams have been working hard to photo-capture and protect the critically endangered Aders’ duiker, which lives secretly in the depths of Lamu’s forests. Described by some...

Doum Palm Wine

Aug. 29, 2012

Doum Palm wine is a popular and natural local tipple, which is stronger than whiskey. Yet by harvesting this spirit (which the Kenya Government has declared a legal activity) the tree in its entirety will die, all for only 20 litres of alcohol.

News & Updates

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...
As the foundation of a much greater vision, Project Amu has become a successful conservation template, which is in the process of being adopted by neighbouring communities within Lamu County, who have embraced the mission to safeguard the natural...
The lion has been responsible for both livestock and human fatalities, due mainly to the encroachment of human settlements on wild areas. One of the most widely publicised accounts of man-eating lions came from Tsavo in 1898 where it was claimed...
The endangered green turtle, which has suffered from habitat loss, poaching, pollution and a host of other human-related conflicts around the world is finding refuge in Lamu. Here are photographs from a recent turtle hatching on nearby Manda...

Natural forests in Kenya, especially within the Lamu district play an important role in environmental protection including regulating water quantity and quality, the condition of commodities such as air and soil as well as the diversity of flora and fauna, whilst forming an integral part of the livelihoods of the rural communities.

The Lamu Conservation Trust is in full swing on the ground and in the air over Amu Ranch within the fascinating yet fragile Lamu District. Illegal poaching, logging and cattle intrusion is being prevented with visible results on the ecosystem and...
Deep within Amu Ranch and its neighboring habitats the LCT field teams have been working hard to photo-capture and protect the critically endangered Aders’ duiker, which lives secretly in the depths of Lamu’s forests. Described by some...

Doum Palm wine is a popular and natural local tipple, which is stronger than whiskey. Yet by harvesting this spirit (which the Kenya Government has declared a legal activity) the tree in its entirety will die, all for only 20 litres of alcohol.

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