The local subsistence fishermen within the Lamu archipelago depend on fish for food and livelihood. As the coral reef and sea grass fish breeding grounds decline, livelihoods will suffer along with the marine diversity.
Working with local fishermen, traders and consumers the Lamu Conservation Trust is striving for long-term sustainability where seafood is harvested in a way that sustains and protects the marine environment, the species within it, and the people who depend on them.
By reducing by-catch, illegal and unregulated fishing, increasing community awareness of sustainable resource management and addressing the key issues of overfishing we will work towards a healthier marine ecosystem.
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
Across Lamu wild animals are suffering following the drought which has hit the region hard. The lack of available water has led to a surge in human-wildlife conflict as large mammals, including elephants and buffalo, are moving into residential areas in a desperate search for water.
Mar. 6, 2017
We were pleased to welcome along the new KWS Director General Mr Kitili Mbathi to Amu Ranch recently to learn more about our conservation efforts in Lamu.
Mar. 17, 2016
Every year, thousands travel to Lamu Old Town for the annual cultural festival to celebrate the rich Swahilli culture of the Lamu Archipelago.
As ever, our team were on hand to answer any questions about the Lamu Conservation Trust and how we are conserving indigenous cultures, wildlife and marine ecologies.
Feb. 9, 2016