To address the issues affecting our terrestrial wildlife the Lamu Conservation Trust is actively working on the ground, providing security and promoting the positive effects of biodiversity conservation.
With the support of the Kenya Wildlife Service and the Kenya Forestry Service the L.C.T has been running daily patrols within the Amu zone and surrounding areas with armed Kenya Police Reserve officials.
Through these patrols, security has been provided for habitat, wildlife and people, whilst data on the status of species, natural resources and forest quality is being recorded to enable informed management decisions and long term sustainability of environmental monitoring systems.
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
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.
Jan. 11, 2017