Protecting biodiversity is more important than ever, because many animal species are on the brink of extinction. As all life on this planet is connected through the ecosystem, this is not only problematic for the endangered species. It also effects all other animals, nature, the environment and humans. Faunawatch is committed to protecting these unique animals. We do this by fixing the problem at its core. In order to understand how different animal species are connected to each other and how we can best protect them, we need more research. Monitoring populations plays a central role in this. We are doing this with advanced technologies, such as working with wildlife cameras and AI models. These models help us with detecting animals on photos, identifying animal species, tracking down poachers and monitoring (illegal) fishing.

We also want to share our acquired knowledge on the importance of animals for our planet and its inhabitants. The more we learn about them, the clearer it becomes that animals are crucial to the sustainability of the ecosystem and are therefore also crucial to humankind. Living in harmony with the animals on our planet is an important investment in our future. In order to share this knowledge, we focus on education, particularly on educating youth.

Our other goals are the prevention of animal suffering and finding solutions for the effect of invasive animal species.

about us

On the left Tim Huijsmans (President), in the middle Gaston Huijsmans (Vice-President) and on the right Ivi Huijsmans (Secretary).

We work exclusively with specialised volunteers, so that we have in-house knowledge and all funds can be used directly for our projects. Volunteers can learn from each other, become more experienced and use the volunteering as an internship. Do you want to use your knowledge and skills for the protection of unique animal species? Click here and see how you can help us!