Wildlife and the viability of their habitats in the Greater Lamu Eco-region are under severe threat due to increased human-wildlife conflicts triggered by illegal hunting, habitat destruction and the disruption of migratory movement patterns.

Through active conservation strategies the LCT is working towards stabilising and sustaining the terrestrial ecosystem, which incorporates critical habitat and wildlife corridors and is a biodiversity hotspot for globally threatened species.

Private lands conservation is an innovative tactic that leverages the increasing interest of the private sector to take part in community-based conservation. Conserved sustainably the land offers opportunities that will provide a solid income alternative to the communities, local governments and county councils within these sensitive areas, generating financial security and project sustainability.

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The prolonged drought in Lamu is threatening the survival of many wild species including hippos, buffalo and lions. Wild animals have been forced to drink saline water from the Indian Ocean as natural watering holes rapidly dry out.

The rich fauna of the Lamu Archipelago has been under threat in recent months due to a prolonged dry spell across much of Kenya. The drought hit the region’s wildlife hard with animals suffering from severe thirst and starvation, but thankfully Lamu’s diverse species are making a come back.

As a solitary animal, it was extra special to capture these fantastic images taken from the Lamu Conservation Trust camera trap showing two cheetahs feeding on a topi. Cheetah mothers are known to bring back small, live antelopes back to her cubs to teach them how to chase, catch and kill. However, it seems this family is relatively experienced in capturing their prey.

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.