WildArk.org’s mission is to promote and support activities that educate, enable, provide resources or inspire humanity to sustainably conserve, protect or restore the environment and the world’s ecosystems, natural resources, wildlife and wild places.
We aim to produce and share educational materials on scientific research and other topics that help to improve knowledge and understanding of the positive benefits of ecosystem protection and the importance of human connectivity with nature.
Our research focuses on working on specific problems, threats, solutions and innovative approaches to environmental, natural resource, wildlife protection and conservation with an emphasis on actionable solutions.
We help break down the silos between science, philanthropy, government and business worlds by finding and connecting individuals and organisations engaged in conservation work throughout the world.
We support and promote mission-aligned organisations through; shared knowledge, funding initiatives, media promotion and partnerships.
Cultural Advisory Board
In the Media
The Wildlife Soldiers Fighting Back On Africa’s Conservation Battleground In The War Against Mass Extinction – Huffington Post
04 October 2017
We’re entering the sixth-wave of mass-extinction. We stand to lose up to 75 percent of the world’s species, some report as soon as mid-century. This is because of human activity like waste and pollution, climate change, habitat destruction and wildlife poaching…
23 August 2017
It recently occurred to me that there is a growing number of people on the planet who have never even seen the stars. People who have spent their entire lives in cities clouded with light and air pollution, where sidewalk trees have all been carefully handpicked based on maintenance costs and the only wildlife that flourishes are the sewer rats that we sneeringly label as ‘pests’…
23 August 2017
Ambition that never falters, passion that drives us daily and ultimately, leaving our mark on this earth with resounding achievements of good is an idea many of us only ever entertain. But, Mark and Sophie Hutchinson – along with their remarkable team at WildArk – are two humans transforming the idea of doing good into a reality. And in turn, are inspiring others to do the same….
23 August 2017
It was a journey taken to help support and learn more about up-and-coming conservation organisation WildArk – all done from the vast expanse of the stunning Pridelands Conservancy, just outside the town of Hoedspruit, South Africa….
16 July 2017
Between a few days of solid surf at the Corona Open J-Bay, Australian World Champs Mick Fanning and Tyler Wright took some time away from the water to focus on having fun with some new, furry friends….
19 May 2017
I can hear the deep, throaty baying of the bloodhounds clearly from my hiding place 500 metres away. The sound makes my skin prickle with fear. I’ve done everything I can to disguise my trail, from burying it under animal scat to peeing on it, from doubling back and criss-crossing the plain to fording a stream. But the howling is approaching so rapidly that I begin to panic…..
26 March 2017
Last time we spoke to David Pocock, he was just about to take his six month sabbatical from top level rugby and hook up with conservation group WildArk. Well that’s all happening right now…..
13 February 2017
Wallabies star David Pocock kicked off his six-month sabbatical in South Africa last week, spending time with newly established conservation organisation WildArk on their first wildlife conservancy, Pridelands, in Limpopo. Watch…
29 October 2016
If you’re a regular reader of The Huffington Post Australia, then we guarantee David Pocock is your sort of person. Not into rugby or sport at all? You’ll like him all the more…
21 October 2016
Three-time world surfing champion and occasional shark puncher, Australian legend Mick Fanning has swapped his board for a beanie for his latest project as an ambassador for conservation agency Wild Ark…
Mick Fanning The Conservationist: First Look At His Expedition To Alaska’s Bristol Bay – Huffington Post
21 October 2016
Mick Fanning has spent most of his life outdoors, such is the luck of a world champion surfer. So it comes as no real surprise that he’s passionate about preserving the world around us and the environment that has given him so much…