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 Project Amu; True Wilderness Lives On - 11/21/2012
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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.

Reticulated Giraffe  southern-banded snake eagle

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.

Coastal Topi herds  The lush grasslands of Amu Ranch after the rains

Lions of Lamu  Huge herds of giraffe

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.

waterbuck herd  brown breasted barbet

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.

Short maned lion  Mtwapa Palms

Hand in hand with the Lamu Conservation Trust, which is a union of the local communities in the area, the Kenya Forest and Wildlife Service and all other stakeholders, the DSWT wishes to share with the global public this incredible habitat and why it so desperately needs your support. Please visit and LIKE the Lamu Conservation Trust facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/lamuconservationtrust or support this crucial project here https://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/is/donate_now.asp    

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