Illegal logging and widespread slash-and-burn agriculture is threatening to compromise the Lamu district’s ecosystem services and overall biodiversity by affecting the structure and function of the forested areas.
The regeneration of degraded forested areas within Amu Ranch and its bordering ranches is another of the LCT’s core objectives.
A successful tree-planting program is already in place, planting thousands of indigenous tree saplings throughout areas where logging and agriculture has taken its toll on the environment, having nurtured the seedlings at Amu Ranch’s tree nursery at Farouk’s Camp.
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