The success and future of conservation initiatives depends on the ability of organizations to build capacity through development of human intellectual resources, facility improvement, and sustainable funding.

The current infrastructure and staff capabilities within Major South African Wilderness Reserves provides the perfect platform for development partnerships with the Ajubatus Foundation to recruit and expand this capacity to create tomorrow’s conservation leaders for southern Africa.

Our initiatives include:

  • Recruiting partners who provide additional expertise for developing and implementing research programs and training of graduate and post-graduate students.
  • Developing strategic collaborations with local, regional, and international organizations to promote research and professional development goals.
  • Creating opportunities to involve local communities in conservation initiatives for educational and socioeconomic advancement.
  • Expanding facilities such as laboratories and housing to accommodate staff and students for training in the most current techniques for ecosystem health investigation.
  • The goal of these initiatives is to build capacity within southern Africa to address urgent and long-term concerns using scientifically based methods to understand, monitor, manage, and influence policies that lead to habitat preservation and health.

Should you be able to assist with funding for any of our Research Projects such as the Lion , Rhino and Cheetah programmes, please click here to get in touch