The rangeland resources within the Lamu district ecosystem are under severe threat. During extended periods of drought external nomadic pastoralists move into the Lamu district in search of grazing and water for their cattle using up precious resource needed by the indigenous people. The number of indigenous cattle within Lamu District is approximately 5,000, immigrant cattle can number over 50,000.
Through holistic ranching and planned grazing and bunching strategies we can work towards regenerating plants on bare ground, making existing grasslands healthier and more productive, whilst promoting awareness and knowledge on good rangeland practices, ethno-veterinary skills and livestock management.
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