Basic Information

Stichting Rewilding Academy

Address: Kruisstraat 42A, 6411 BV Heerlen

Chamber of Commerce number: 85773956
RSIN / tax number: 863737298


The purpose of the foundation is to promote the conservation and restoration of nature through rewilding and sustainable management of ecosystems, anywhere in the world, in as complete a capacity as possible, based on natural processes, including:
I. capacity building, education, training and skills development to promote knowledge, awareness and effectiveness of interventions;
II. ecological restoration and reintroduction of locally extinct animal and plant species;
III. initiating and implementing projects that support and advance international climate goals;
IV. promoting (or having promoted) rural development through sustainable forms of land use.

Strategic Plan

  • A portfolio of successful ecosystem restoration programmes, with associated monitoring and learning opportunities, attracting grants up to €200,000 beyond local investments;
  • Ecosystem restoration curriculums, courses and experimental learning opportunities, linked to real-world programmes and case studies.
  • Proof of concept of a set of Nature Based Solutions, aligned to the IUCN Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions;
  • Significant ecosystem restoration and biodiversity impacts, measurably reducing extinction risk of IUCN Red List threatened species and contributing towards national and global targets, including the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and GEF-8;
  • Measurable contribution towards the climate mitigation objectives and the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, participation in UN Decade Taskforces;
  • Socio-economic impacts for local communities, including improved livelihoods, jobs and education, contributing towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Board of the Rewilding Academy

Arend de Haas — Chairman
Euridice Leyequien — Secretary
Vacancy — Treasurer

Remuneration policy for Board and Committees:

The Rewilding Academy has a One Tier Board, composed of Executive (directors) and Non-Executive (supervisory) Board members. The board and committees receive no remuneration for their work, neither directly nor indirectly, only expenses incurred are reimbursed and there is no attendance fee.


The Rewilding Academy raises funds (donations and grants) from institutional and private organisations and private individuals. The donations vary in size between 5 euros and 200,000 euros.

The foundation develops a Trust Fund to finance its long-term goals.

Financial Reporting

The Rewilding Academy has been registered in March 2022. Annual reports will be published on its website.