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The success story of nature development in the Netherlands

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The success story of nature development in the Netherlands Where agriculture was still to be found a short time ago, the Millingerwaard has developed into a nature reserve with a very high biodiversity and working ecosystem. Sunday the 19th of May, Caroline van der Mark took us on an excursion through the Millingerwaard. We learned […]

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Zero (plastic) waste workshop

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It was an interactive and inspiring workshop. The professional Nila Patty guided us through the universe of life without plastic and the way of living zero- or low waste. The workshop started with a short, informative talk about the origin, use and cycle, of plastic. The speech had an interactive character. For example, Nila made […]

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The Plastic discussion

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On the 27th of march FFN Academy hosted the plastic discussion in the living room at THUIS in Wageningen. Six young people involved in initiatives to reduce plastic waste were invited to speak to and engage with the audience. All speakers were previous students or young professionals who are very passionate and are coming up […]

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Bee an elephant conservationist

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bee an elephant conservationist Antoinette van de Water, founder of Bring the Elephant Home (BTEH) and Miami University Dragonfly alumna, invited members of the Future For Nature Academy (FFN Academy) community to help her with an elephant conservation project. Under supervision of Dr. Lucy King (Save the Elephants) and Dr. Kevin Matteson (Miami University), she […]

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Nature Talks – Buying land to protect nature

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Nature Talks – Buying land to protect nature What happens when conservation is part of the conversation? Last Tuesday, 26th February, Future For Nature Academy Utrecht held the first edition of ‘Nature Talks’. Joined by IUCN Land Acquisition Program coordinator in the Netherlands, Marc Hoogeslag, a group of young students and conservation professionals met in […]

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Workshop Fundraising for beginners

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Workshop Fundraising for beginners To emphasize the ‘Academy’ part of the Future For Nature Academy, there is a wish to organize workshops exclusively for FFN Academy Members. In these workshops participants learn practical skills that are useful for a career in nature conservation, but are not necessarily part of the university curriculum. Fundraising is one […]

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City clean-up Nijmegen

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City clean-up Nijmegen Around 80% of marine plastic comes from land-based sources due to improper waste disposal and management. Even further inland, plastic litter can easily effect local environments or enter waterways and be discharged into the ocean. In the Rhine itself, plastic litter can be found throughout the wholestretch from Basel, Switzerland to Rotterdam, […]

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A bubbling FFN Academy Scrum 2018

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A bubbling FFN Academy Scrum 2018 On October 27th we gathered at camping Ganspoort near the city centre of Utrecht for the second “scrum” (or brainstorm) in the life of FFN Academy. The meeting room at Ganspoort proved to be the best place for an unconstrained free flow of ideas about FFN Academy activities in […]

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Make your own linen bread bag workshop

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Make your own linen bread bag workshop After the stone-age and the bronze-age, some people call the twenty first century the ‘plastic age’. Plastic is a great product, it is cheap to produce and resistant. However, an enormous amount of single use plastic ends up in the environment and pollutes nature. In order to raise […]