Future For Nature Office Members

The Future For Nature Office is responsible for organising the application process, providing administrative support to the Selection Committees, organising the FFN events, carrying out public relations and communication activities, fundraising and supporting the FFN Family and learning network.

Onnika van Oosterbosch MSc

Coordinator

I’m Onnika van Oosterbosch and I am the coordinator of Future For Nature. It was one of Dr. Jane Goodall’s books that sparked my fascination for animal [...]

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I’m Onnika van Oosterbosch and I am the coordinator of Future For Nature. It was one of Dr. Jane Goodall’s books that sparked my fascination for animal behaviour and inspired me to focus on nature conservation and improving animal welfare. I studied Animal Sciences at Wageningen University & Research, and have worked and volunteered for a variety of nature and animal oriented organisations.

Every year that I attended the FFN Awards I had tears in my eyes and felt inspired to do more. As soon as the Future For Nature Academy started forming in 2016, I joined this young movement. I had the honour of organising the first Future For Nature Academy Day with almost all 30 FFN laureates in Wageningen in 2017. Since 2018 I work at the Future For Nature Office. I believe that much of conservation involves education and inspiration, which is exactly what FFN shares.

Mara Kortekaas MSc

Intern

My name is Mara Kortekaas and I currently study Communication and Multimedia Design at the LOI. Before I started at the LOI, I finished both the Bachel [...]

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My name is Mara Kortekaas and I currently study Communication and Multimedia Design at the LOI. Before I started at the LOI, I finished both the Bachelor and Master of Animal Sciences at the Wageningen UR. From a young age onwards, I have always been passionate about animals and knew I wanted to pursue a career involving animals.

During my studies in Wageningen, I gained knowledge about a wide variety of animals including wildlife and learned about the importance of conserving our nature. In addition, I had the opportunity to travel to South-Africa multiple times. During my time in South-Africa, whilst enjoying the sightings of elephants, rhino’s and other beautiful animals, but also witnessing the horrors of poaching, I once again experienced the importance of conservation.

By joining Future for Nature as an intern, I can actively participate to conserving the wildlife and nature I love. During my research for Future For Nature, I will be exploring new media opportunities for the stories of the FFN winners. By doing so, I hope more people will become familiar with FFN as an organisation, the winners and the great conservation work they do