Human activities including unsustainable and harmful fishing practices, mangrove harvesting and destruction of nesting and foraging habitats is seriously threatening the marine ecology of the Lamu district.
Through a holistic approach we are establishing a representative network to promote and implement solutions to protect the marine ecosystem and use marine resources sustainably, whilst working to conserve valuable coral reefs, sea grass and extensive mangrove forests which provide refuge for many aquatic species and migratory seabirds.
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.
Mar. 6, 2017
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.
Mar. 17, 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.
Feb. 9, 2016
Apr. 2, 2014