Lamu is an important feeding, breeding and nesting ground in Kenya.
Five species forage and inhabit the rich and delicate marine ecosystem of Lamu seascape these are: Green (Chelonia mydas), The Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea), Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), Logger head (Caretta caretta) and the Leather back (Dermochelys coriacea).
Collaborative conservation of sea turtle has been an integral approach for WWF work and interventions in Lamu.
In the Coastal Kenya Programme, sea turtle conservation is aligned to:
- Support action for reduced poaching of flagship species.
- Promote community based natural resource management (CBNRM) to ensure ownership and participation in decision making, including benefit sharing and innovative funding mechanisms.