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Wildlife

Helping to keep the ecosystem in balance with its forest habitats and wildlife…

“The forest and grassland habitats within the Lamu mainland are full of surprises of great importance…like the newly discovered Elephant Shrew and the critically endangered Aders’ Duiker…and with further exploration there is great possibility of uncovering yet more unidentified species.”

Wildlife

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.

Latest Wildlife Blog Posts

Severe drought in Lamu threatens wildlife

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.

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Long awaited rains arrive in Lamu

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.

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Lamu's Cultural Festival - best yet!

The Lamu Cultural Festival is an annual event which exists to showcase Lamu’s rich culture and heritage. The event has captivated the world for centuries and we were delighted to see such a fantastic turn out this year. Over 100,000 visitors, both local and international, attended the popular festival which was held in Lamu Old Town, a World Heritage Site.

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Hippopotamus pod search for water in drying waterhole

Our teams recently spotted 40 hippos in search for water in a drying waterhole near the Witu livestock camp. Over time we have seen this once lush area struggle in the face of severe drought, human encroachment and overgrazing.

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