Tim Huijsmans

Wildlife conservationist | Researcher | Veterinarian | Public speaker

Tim Huijsmans conservationist

About me

My name is Tim Huijsmans. I’m a wildlife conservationist and veterinarian.

In 2012 I co-founded Faunawatch, an international operating animal welfare and conservation foundation.

Wildlife (artificial) reproduction, animal welfare and species distribution are my main interests.


Many species are threatened with extinction. A consequence of the decreasing population sizes is the loss of genetic diversity. Deceased animals can be an important source for the collection of gametes, without having a negative effect on living animals. Therefore, the use of dead animals needs to be considered for conservation purposes.

Huijsmans, T.E.R.G.; Hassan, H.A.; Smits, K.; Van Soom, A. Postmortem Collection of Gametes for the Conservation of Endangered Mammals: A Review of the Current State-of-the-Art. Animals 2023, 13, 1360. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani13081360

We were able to detect the first African golden cat in Mpanga Central Forest Reserve and the region of Central Uganda, an area 1.5 times the size of the Netherlands. Our article got published in Cat News.

Huijsmans, T. E. R. G., Huijsmans, G. L. M., Huijsmans, I. L. M., & Namuwonge, A. (2021). First record of the African golden cat in Central Uganda. Cat News, 74 (Winter 2021), 10–11.

Tim Huijsmans publication cat news African golden cat