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.