Lamu Marine Conservation Trust

Lamu Marine Conservation Trust

The Turtle Project

The Turtle Project

LAMCOT started as the Turtle Project and the heart and backbone of LAMCOT is still the Turtle Project.

All other projects came from the Turtle Project and today its main areas are tag and release of turtles caught in fishing nets, turtle nest protection and beach patrol.

Education & Awareness

Education & Awareness

The Education & Awareness program covers four primary schools on a weekly basis: Shella Pry, Shella Bright Girls Sec, Kijani International, Ama, Kipungani and Matondoni.

Educational efforts focus not only on marine turtles, but also on the archipelago’s unique ecosystem and health issues.

The Education project also includes excursions for the schools to the turtle nests and a yearly beach cleanup.

Green Belt Movement

Green Belt Movement

The Green Belt Movement engages school children in the process of nursing and planting trees in the Lamu Archipelago.

Currently trees have been planted along the path to Manda Airstrip.

The Bee Project

The Bee Project

The bee project consists of six hives. At the moment a location is to be found.

Manda Toto Conservancy

Manda Toto Conservancy To protect one of the last coral reefs in the Archipelago – Manda Toto Island – buoys have been put in the snorkeling area to prevent breaking of coral. As it is a breeding area a fishing ban has been put in place using Paté and Shanga villages as the protectors.

The Camel Project

The Camel Project

Camels were once the main transport on the island and now they are being introduced again as a tourist attraction and as a means of transport for the more remote villages on Lamu Island.