Our People

Below you will find the people who are driving force behind the Wildlife Advocates Foundation. We are a young foundation and we are still growing. 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 enthusiastic people with an absolute passion for rescuing wild animals.

Our team – the driving powers behind the rescues

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).
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.
Peter Schouten
Peter is a committed journalist and joined us in the autumn of 2020, when COVID was at its peak.  Peter, who is based in Argentina, helps us with our communications.
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. Photo credits: Lilian van Rooij.
Our people: Natasja de Winter
Natasja is the driving force of 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.