Bring The Elephant Home Team

Antionette van de Water

Antionette van de Water

Founder

Antionette van de Water

Founder

Jazz Kok

Jazz Kok

For as long as I can remember, I have been passionate about nature. For humanity’s own sake and so many other reasons, I believe we need to conserve nature and all of its beautiful creatures such as the elephant. In my work I focus on the recovery of tropical forests, and by supporting BTEH I am very happy to be able to make a contribution to elephant welfare in my free time.

Jazz Kok

Vera Praet

Vera Praet

I have always had a passion for wildlife and nature in general, which inspired me to study biology and get involved in nature conservation. A seminar by Antoinette of Bring the Elephant Home inspired me so much I decided to write my thesis about human-elephant-conflicts, go to South Africa for a couple of months, and stay involved as a volunteer.

Vera Praet

Emily Belonje

Emily Belonje

I begun my journey with BTEH since I was a international student in Thailand and now, I hope to continue supporting them in The Netherlands. My passion for animal conservation and sustainable livelihoods has driven me to further learn and research about it in my studies, and is reflected in the values and conservation efforts of BTEH.

Emily Belonje

Emily Dean

Emily Dean

I devoted all my volunteer efforts and time to BTEH in 2015 because I felt in the presence of family. Everyone in the BTEH team is optimistic, considerate and driven. For me, my passion started out as welfare for elephants, but now that I have a young son, my passion is more conservation-based since I want to contribute to a better world for him to grow up in.

Emily Dean

Maarten Rediers

Maarten Rediers

Marketing & communication

After my trip to South Africa in 2017, where I saw the consequences of poaching, I decided to commit myself as a volunteer for BTEH. I am proud that I can contribute to the continued existence of the elephant.

Maarten Rediers

Marketing & communication

Berrie Jurg

Berrie Jurg

Bring The Elephant Home is like a magnet for positive and involved people. Together we can help wild elephants in Africa and Asia. I hope many more people will join!

Berrie Jurg