Amu Ranch is one of those rare pieces of paradise which has endured on-going bouts of destruction, surviving against the odds to show the world what true wilderness really means.
Despite losing thousands of its elephant population as well as a host of other species including the rhino over past decades, Amu Ranch and its neighbouring environments are still home to an abundance of rare, endangered and spectacular wildlife including uniquely large herds of reticulated giraffe, coastal topi and buffalo, with an amazingly healthy population of lion, cheetah and hippo, which all reveal how perfect the habitat is for supporting wildlife and all its diversity.
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has vowed to protect such habitats, saving large expanses of land, whilst working with local communities who have so fortunately taken the decision to safeguard their heritage and their future.
Project Amu is providing on-going daily anti-poaching operations in unison with aerial surveillance to curb any existing illegal activities taking place within the greater ecosystem whilst promoting sustainable livestock management and natural resource utilisation. With the success of the projects indigenous tree nursery, hundreds of tree saplings are also being grown to regenerate the deforested areas to further encourage the diversity of the land.
With these vital initiatives the DSWT needs support more than ever to ensure that such wildernesses are conserved, as without the precious land on which all wildlife depends, the species of Kenya have no hope of existence within this burgeoning human world.