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.
Lamu Conservation Trust (LCT) is excited to announce a new partnership with the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and Eden Reforestation Projects in Lamu County, which will not only expand our existing tree-planting efforts, but begin the restoration of severely degraded mangrove forests along the coast.
Jul. 5, 2020
Dec. 11, 2018
After months of prolonged drought, Amu and beyond is underwater once again, thanks to the long-awaited heavy rains.
May. 18, 2018
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.
Mar. 21, 2017