Future For Nature Academy Report

The Future For Nature award winners are an enormous inspiration for all of us, but especially so for Ruben Hoekstra, one of the Future For Nature Academy members from the beginning. He decided almost a year ago that he would like to experience for himself how it feels to be a conservationist and actually contribute to the projects he had been reading about. After months of careful preparation, his journey starts in June 2018. He will visit several Future For Nature award winners and will keep you updated on his adventures via this website. Ruben about his plans:

Every time I read or listen to a story of an awesome conservationist, I end up with mixed feelings. On the one hand, my inner conservation fire is lighted and I feel more inspired and passionate than before. On the other hand, there is this feeling of unreachability: I want to witness conservation work with my own eyes and contribute to the incredible work of conservationists. And I think I’m not the only one having this feeling.

With ‘Future For Nature Academy: Report’ I try to bring the work some of these conservationists to your screen. By visiting and volunteering at not one, not two, but five projects of Future For Nature Award winners, I am able to give you first-hand experiences of the incredible effort of these conservation heroes.

Every Wednesday, I share a conservation story ‘from the field’. In these blogs and vlog-posts I give an update about the award winners and what’s going on at their organisations, about my volunteering activities at those projects and about other related conservation topics. Have a look below to see my latest posts!



Innovation meets conservation

Last week you’ve seen the Sea Rangers on one of their training days. I can understand you wonder why they need to sail in the first place. And who decided who will become Sea Rangers? Or maybe you want to be a Sea Ranger yourself? Read this blogpost and find the answer to all of these questions!

A day in the life of a sea ranger

If you have been following the Future For Nature winners lately, you probably have seen that the first team of sea rangers has recently been recruited for Wietse’s Sea Ranger Service. Enough reason for me to go aboard and meet them!

Meet the conservationists

As I’m arranging and preparing the last things for my adventure, I think it’s about time to meet the projects I’ll be joining very soon. In this little story, I introduce you to the organisations, together with the people who started these initiatives. Spoiler: every one of them is very awesome!

Visiting conservation heroes

I am very happy and proud to announce that Future For Nature Academy: Report is officially launched! With this first upload, I have started my journey full of passion, inspiration and above all: conservation. Watch this video to find out more!