The smallest contributions can make a world of change
The Ajubatus Foundation is a multi- disciplinary Organisation committed to the furtherance of Conservation, primarily in Africa, but with far reaching beliefs that encircle the World.
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter” this remarkable quote of the Reverend Martin Luther King was adopted by the Ajubatus Foundation at its inception in 2002, but it does not simply end there, for this remarkable expression of passion and commitment is based on the words of the 18th Century Philosopher, Sir Edmund Burke, “the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing.”
Through Research, observation and Empowerment of Communities that we can bring change to the way in which humankind view this world, not simply as a playground of inexhaustible resources, but a place of great beauty, and as such, deserving of not only our better understanding, but commitment to its protection and preservation.The IUCN World Conservation Strategy refers to Conservation as being, “the management of human use of the biosphere so that it may yield the greatest sustainable benefit to present generations while maintaining its potential to meet the needs and aspirations of future generations.” It is only through knowledge that we can identify and preserve our sacred wildlife heritage and at Ajubatus we encompass, entirely, the vision of the United Nations 2030 Agenda, “we envisage a World in which…consumption and production patterns and use of all-natural resources – from air to land, from rivers, lakes and aquifers to oceans and seas – are sustainable.”
In order to fulfill our mission, Ajubatus endeavors to empower community and individuals through a plethora of Conservation programmes, volunteer activities and good governance programmes.
We do not take this responsibility lightly and without the active support and participation of individuals, companies, Academia and Governing bodies our success would be minimal, however noteworthy the effort subscribed. It is through association and a broad scape potential that we make a valid and sustainable difference, whether through dedicated research, rural community volunteer programmes, field activities and publications – we endeavour to speak for those who can’t.
It is simply not enough to focus purely on conservation issues, for without identifying and supporting rural community, diverse cultural beliefs, we cannot hope for change to the depletion of our natural resource on this Earth. Our focus, therefore, vests heavily on understanding the needs of rural community and empowering change to lives of poverty through dynamic programmes of opportunity and wealth creation within the field of good conservation practice.
Our vision is not simply to increase our understanding of delicate eco systems, but to actively involve students, families and business in dissemination of knowledge, creating supportive economic models for impoverished community to benefit directly from good conservation practice and ensure that we conserve and value every living creature upon this Blue Planet.The Ajubatus Foundation is decidedly different to most charitable Foundations, our conservation platform is based on partnerships with leading Academic Institutions, National Parks, Community and business partners and it is through this that we hope to illicit change and understand the complexities of our natural environment.
Conservation is not the sacred preserve of the few, but a responsibility for all of good conscience to act decisively and become a driving force for the preservation of nature in all its forms
Our core values are best described as follows:
- Mission & Vision - The Preservation and Promotion of our Wilderness Heritage
- Identity- Freedom of spirit, grace and dynamism
- Beliefs and Values - The future of our fragile planet, its animals, natural systems, and resources lie in the hands of the youth.
- Capability and Skills - Wild4Kids, Partnerships
- Behaviour- Education and Conservation
- Environment - Kruger & disadvantaged communities
”In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught” – Baba Dioum
Past Projects Undertaken By Ajubatus .
The Cheetah Project
Kruger National Park Lion Demographic Study
The Rhino Project
The success of Ajubatus is measured not simply in Research undertaken, but empowering those who wish to participate in and preserve our wilderness environs. This can only be achieved through your support in whatever manner deemed possible. Henry Ward Beecher epitomised our belief in his words, “Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right using of such strength. Strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries the most hearts by the attraction of his own faith.”
Future and Current Projects.
Shark Genetics Research
New and innovative technology can give us more insight in the mysterious world of sharks
Mopane Worm (Gonimbrasia belina) Project
A new exciting project undertaken by The Ajubatus Foundation and Stellenbosch University to asses the nutritional value of Mopane Worms as a viable food source
Ajubatus Foundation Wild4Kidz Project
A long term Project between Ajubatus and Barreta Rural school located in Acornhoek Mpumalunga
List of our volunteers
Sean Brooke Dyer
Involved since the inception of Ajubatus Sean assists with Project Management and the day to day running of Ajubatus (Director)
John Brooke Dyer
Founder of the Ajubatus Group, John has donated his time, expertise and knowledge as well as personally funding many research projects undertaken by Ajubatus in the Kruger National Park
Dylan Brooke Dyer
New to the Ajubatus team Dylan has devoted his time to the Mopane Project and assists with brand awareness
Siobhan was the lead researcher on the Cheetah Census project
Johan leads the marketing and helps with tech development as well as assisting with Kruger National Park Projects
A devoted Patron of Ajubatus
Maralize van Heerden
Assists with social media and content management, an avid wildlife photographer