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Protecting the World's Wild Places

Our true North is securing space for wildlife and biodiversity around the world. We understand that no two projects are the same and embrace local partnerships and community engagement to protect wild lands in biodiversity-rich areas around the world. We are very proud to showcase some of our conservancies below.

Bristol Bay, South West Alaska

WildArk has partnered with the Igiugig community of Lake Iliamna, Alaska to launch Phase 1 of the project named “Grizzly Plains”. This project will secure a vital piece of land on the shore of the Kvichak River, one of the most important rivers in the greater Bristol Bay Salmon fishery in South West, Alaska. Bristol Bay is home to the largest natural Salmon fishery in the world.

Eco-Region: Arctic Tundra

WildArk 100 Species: Grizzly Bear, Bald Eagle, Moose, Caribou, Wolf

Partners: Iguigig Community, Alaska Sportsman’s Lodge

 

New Britain, Papua New Guinea

Tuke Rainforest Conservancy is our most significant conservation project do date, and is being implemented in partnership with the Tuke community with the aim to protect their rainforest from logging and to preserve their ancient way of life.

Area: 42,000 acres

Eco-Region: Montaine Rainforest

WildArk 100 Species: Goodfellows Tree Kangaroo, Bat, Frog

Partners: Baia Sportsfishing Lodge, Tuke Community, the Reimann Family and local residents of New Britain Island

 

Hoedspruit, South Africa

Pridelands was the initial piece of space that was purchased and funded by Sophie and Mark Hutchinson in their private capacity in 2016, in conjunction with their South African partners. The project to drop fences into Greater Kruger National Park and allow the free roaming of wildlife back into the property for the first time in decades provided invaluable learning for the Hutchinson’s and the WildArk team. The Pridelands experience helped formulate the greater mission and strategy of WildArk.

Area: 4500 acres

Eco-Region: Bushveld, Savannah Grassland

WildArk 100 Species: Elephant, Leopard, Lion, Wild Dog

Partners: Pro Track, SAWC