The local subsistence fishermen within the Lamu archipelago depend on fish for food and livelihood. As the coral reef and sea grass fish breeding grounds decline, livelihoods will suffer along with the marine diversity.
Working with local fishermen, traders and consumers the Lamu Conservation Trust is striving for long-term sustainability where seafood is harvested in a way that sustains and protects the marine environment, the species within it, and the people who depend on them.
By reducing by-catch, illegal and unregulated fishing, increasing community awareness of sustainable resource management and addressing the key issues of overfishing we will work towards a healthier marine ecosystem.
Latest Marine Blog Posts
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.Continue reading » Wildlife in Lamu struggle following drought
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.Continue reading » Visit from Kenya Wildlife Service
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.Continue reading » Lamu Cultural Festival 2015
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 to be part of a greater community movement to protect and preserve the natural integrity of Lamu County…Continue reading » An update from Amu Ranch