Prince Bernhard Chair Foundation

Beneficial to international nature conservation the Prince Bernhard Chair (Dutch: Stichting Leerstoel Prins Bernhard), hereinafter referred to as the PBC Foundation, was established. It was established on 16 September 1987, on the occasion of the birthday of H.R.H. Prince Bernhard. Of the interest income from the initial donation, most of the expenses for the chair were provided for. In addition, new forms op cooperation (funding) have been successfully sought. The World Wildlife Fund Netherlands (hereinafter referred to as WWF-NL), is an example of this.

Prins Bernhard

Prince Bernhard (1911-2004) dedicated over 40 years of his life to nature conservation, from the early 1960s until his death. He played a crucial role in this field at international level. Prince Bernhard was founder and first president of WWF (World Wildlife Fund) and initiated the Peace Park Foundation. In the Netherlands, the Prince was President of the Dutch WWF for over 30 years. Until his death in 2004, Prince Bernhard was closely involved with the activities of his Chair at Utrecht University. He attended seminars and inaugural addresses, and maintained personal contact with Chair holders.

Goals of The Prince Bernhard Chair Foundation

In accordance with Article 2 of the Articles of the Foundation, the object of the PBC Foundation is to ensure the continuity of the Chair's activities:

To promote, in the broadest sense, the activities of the special chair "international aspects of nature conservation" at Utrecht University.

Member of

The Prince Bernhard Chair is member of:

• The Prince Bernhard Chair is a member of IUCN ,
the World Conservation Union.
• The Chair is affiliated to the Academy of Ecosystem Services.