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!”