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Bruno D'Amicis/Rewilding Europe

Legal information

Rewilding Europe Foundation


Name of ANBI

Stichting Rewilding Europe

RSIN/Fiscal number


Chamber of Commerce number



Toernooiveld 1
6525 ED Nijmegen
The Netherlands


Phone: +31-6-30543387

Executive Board

  • Frans Schepers – Managing Director
  • Jeanne Specht Grijp – Finance & Business Director

Supervisory Board

  • Wiet de Bruijn (Chair)
  • Odile Rodríguez de la Fuente (Member)
  • Lena Lindén (Member)
  • Paul Jepson (Member)
  • Aleksandrina Leonidova Mitseva (Member)

Objective of the foundation

According to the statutes, ‘’Rewilding Europe Foundation has the objective of, in particular but not exclusively, stimulating (having stimulated), in association with local organisations, the return and expansion of wild nature and wildlife in Europe, as well the stimulation of nature and landscape development, on the basis of natural processes and for the benefit of society.’’

Under the foundation, Rewilding Europe has also established the following entities:

  • Rewilding Europe B.V., a limited liability corporation setup in 2011 under Dutch law and registered in the Netherlands. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rewilding Europe Foundation and has been established for the purpose of carrying out or participating in any future commercial activities, which may be relevant to our projects and overall rewilding objectives. Furthermore, it is used to execute activities that may impose certain liability risks, to prevent the capital of the foundation to be exposed to this risk. Income through the limited company is only to be used by the single and 100% shareholder (the foundation) to contribute to its objectives.
  • Rewilding Europe Capital B.V., a limited liability corporation setup in 2017 under Dutch law and registered in the Netherlands. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rewilding Europe Foundation and has been established for the purpose of managing Rewilding Europe Capital; an enterprise loan facility to support rewilding enterprises with financial loans.

Both  limited companies are meant to be a funding mechanism to enable the work of the foundation, to create a certain level of financial sustainability in the long term and mitigate the risk of liabilities. The management responsibility and governance of the limited company is statutory linked to the foundation as its sole beneficiary, owner and director.

Reward policy

The members of the Supervisory Board of Rewilding Europe do not receive any remuneration, neither directly nor indirectly, for the activities they carry out. They are, however, entitled to reimbursement of the costs incurred by them within the performance of their position and approved by the executive board. These reimbursements are made clear and are further elucidated in the annual report. The reward for directors and other employees is determined by the Supervisory Board in accordance with guidelines of the Goede Doelen Nederland.

Rewilding Europe’s plan

Detailed information is available in the Strategic Plan of Rewilding Europe Foundation, as approved by the Supervisory Board on 25 March 2019.

Financial reporting

Rewilding Europe’s Annual Review includes the financial annual report, yearly financial statements are published on the website.

Privacy and cookie policy

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Rewilding Europe Endowment Initiative


Name of ANBI

Stichting Endowment Rewilding Europe

RSIN/Fiscal number


Chamber of Commerce number



Toernooiveld 1
6525 ED Nijmegen
The Netherlands

Contact person

Violeta Giurgi

Purpose of the foundation

The purpose of the Rewilding Europe Endowment Initiative is to support and facilitate the Rewilding Europe foundation (RSIN 850717863) and its activities, to provide supporting service in that respect and furthermore all that is related to or supportive of this in the broadest sense of the word. The foundation does not aim to generate a profit.

Reward policy and governance

The board of the foundation will not receive any compensation for their activities, other than reimbursement for basic expenses directly related to their activities for the foundation, as per the guidelines in the board protocol. As per the statutes of the foundation, the board members are tasked with the governance of the foundation and are allowed to represent the foundation. Formal representation is always conducted jointly by two board members, as per the statutes of the foundation.

Strategic plan

The Endowment initiative’s policy and action plan can be downloaded here. This document outlines the setup of the foundation, it’s objectives and activities and how it raises and spends funds.

Board of the foundation

Frans Schepers – Chairman
Wouter Helmer – Secretary
Ilko Bosman – Treasurer

Financial report

Annual review

Rewilding Europe – Sweden

Announcement:  A call for the wild nature

Rewilding Europe is pleased to announce that it today established a new foundation, based in Sweden. Its purpose is to promote the return of wild nature and wildlife in Sweden and other parts of Europe, by supporting rewilding activities in Sweden and Europe.

Rewilding Europe established various project activities and initiatives in Swedish Lapland 2016. Since we saw good opportunities as well as a need for our rewilding approach in Sweden, we decided to establish a Swedish foundation, the Rewilding Europe – Sweden Foundation.

The Swedish foundation will apply the same perspectives on rewilding as Rewilding Europe: a new and progressive approach to conservation. It’s about letting nature take care of itself, enabling natural processes to shape land and sea, repair damaged ecosystems and restore degraded landscapes. Through rewilding, wildlife’s natural rhythms create wilder, more biodiverse habitats.

The foundation will seek support from individuals, companies, foundations, organisations and authorities. Each contribution, large and small, will be used transparently and effectively for actions that promote the original wild nature and wildlife in the areas we work with. Everyone embracing the idea of rewilding is welcome to make a contribution to the work of the new foundation.

The new foundation is independent but will operate in connection with Rewilding Europe. Rewilding activities, communication and local economic development are common foundations in the work.

Would you like to support the Rewilding Europe – Sweden Foundation Please feel free to contact us. Contributions can also be given to new foundations bank account, soon announced on their website:

29 Oct 2018
Frans Schepers and Ilko Bosman, for Rewilding Europe

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