Natasja de Winter

Having worked in Latin-America as a (business) pioneer for the past 12 years, I have hardly ever come across an organisation that is as transparent and hands-on as the Black Jaguar Foundation. I fully subscribe to the vision and passion of Ben Valks, which reflects my own ultimate non-profit objective: protecting nature in a most efficient way, working with local partners whilst limiting overhead cost to a bare minimum.  

The Araguaia Corridor Biodiversity Project has is all: it is a well defined project, it is easy to visualise and it is of utmost importance to restoring the Amazon rainforest and Cerrado savanna. At the same time it aims to preserve one of Brazil's most important waterways - the Araguaia River - and offers a chance to indigenous people and animals to continue to live in their natural habitat. As a top predator the endangered jaguar has a significant role to play: maintaining a balanced eco system.

Given my passion for nature and preservation, my extensive personal and professional network and my sales experience in South America, it was not only a conscious but also a natural decision to get in touch with the BJF and offer my services as a fundraiser. Delivering great results in the believe that what I do is right combined with sheer willpower is an absolute challenge to me.

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