AMES Partnership

Our Partnership

Since 2021, the Dabchick’s Wildlife Reserve is home to the AMES Foundation, thereby proudly becoming the first official AMES Reserve in South Africa. Through this cooperation, Dabchick and AMES are now leveraging their expertise in respective fields to achieve a common mission: To conserve wildlife, protect biodiversity and make Africa a safer place for animals.

As reserve operator, AMES is actively involved in the co-management of Dabchick. In this function AMES drives and supports various projects in the reserve, mainly focused on conservation. Although the wellbeing of Dabchicks flora and fauna is at centre of the cooperation, AMES and the Oberem family work hand in hand in various other areas with the goal to create the best version of Dabchick possible.

The addition of an animal rehab centre was one of the first big projects to be jointly initiated. It is an early proof of the large benefits of the partnership with many more projects expected to follow.

About AMES

The AMES Foundation

The AMES Foundation, which stand for Africa’s Most Endangered Species, came to life in 2020 with the mission to conserve wildlife, protect biodiversity and make Africa a safer place for animals.

The AMES Foundation is a community of makers, creatives, entrepreneurs, founders, investors, and CEOs united by one goal: To stop the extinction of Africa’s wildlife. Initially a small circle of Africa enthusiasts, AMES now unites like-minded people from all over the world. AMES is officially registered as a non-profit foundation in Germany.

The AMES approach

“We think big and use entrepreneurial approaches to implement targeted projects on the ground. We act entrepreneurially, transparently, and always collaboratively. We are aware of our responsibility towards the planet and want to live up to it through our activities.”

Dr. Marlon Braumann, Founder of AMES.

All projects funded by the AMES Foundation and the members of its community have positive long-term effects, e.g. by establishing sustainable infrastructure or creating local jobs. It is not about raising money to tackle continuously new issues; it’s about igniting the initial sparks to effect sustainable change.

The AMES approach is centred around the four pillars: Conservation, Innovation, Community and Legislation:


We invest locally in work on the ground, infrastructure, and land.


We transfer technologies from our everyday lives to our reserves.


We invest locally in the community, educate locals, provide training, and create jobs.


We work on our influence on local decision makers and policy makers.