Our People

Our People

Below you will find the people and the driving force behind the Wildlife Advocates Foundation. Because the foundation has only started activities in September 2019 we are still building our team. So if you are interested in joining us, please let us know.

We need to fulfil a number of key positions within the team, we are always looking for good people with an absolute passion for rescuing wild animals.

Look here for more information about volunteer positions.

Our team - the driving powers behind the rescues

Corina Kerkmans

Our people: Corina Kerkmans

Corina is the treasurer of the Wildlife Advocates Foundation. Not only is she fond of animals, she also speaks out for them as Corina is also a member of the Dutch Partij Voor De Dieren (Party For The Animals).

Anne Ligthelm

Our people: Anne Ligthelm

Anne is our secretary and she works together closely with Natasja. Anne loves animals too and has a strong connection with South Africa and South America.

Chris Slappendel

Our people: Chris Slappendel

Chris is crazy (concerned) about tigers and our chairperson. He used to run a tiger news platform to raise awareness on tiger issues, and now works behind the scenes to create better situations for tigers (in the wild and in captivity) and has a big network that helps his purpose.

Natasja de Winter

Our people: Natasja de Winter

Natasja is the driving force behind the foundation. She started the rescue missions from Argentina, where she now lives. Her expertise in executing these missions is invaluable!


The foundation is working with volunteers only. The board members and voluntary employees don’t receive any kind of renumeration for their work or activities. Expenses made can be reimbursed.

We don’t work with’spaid employees. In the event that the foundation starts working with paid employees in the future, we will pay them a salary that suits the job, based on what is normal in the labor market.

With your help we can rescue more wildlife from mostly horrible conditions and give them a new future. In a place where they are cared for and where they can live a life which as the close to the wild as possible.
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