TUKE RAINFOREST CONSERVANCY
The Tuke Rainforest Conservancy is WildArk’s second biodiversity project deep in the rainforests of the Nakanai Mountains on the island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea (PNG). WildArk is working with the Baia SportsFishing Lodge to protect the Tuke community and their home from illegal logging and palm oil plantations that threaten not only their livelihood but the rich biodiversity of the forests in which they have lived and preserved for thousands of years.
Pridelands Conservancy is the first conservancy secured by WildArk. Pridelands is located in the Limpopo Province of South Africa and on the 28 September opened into the Greater Kruger national Park, adding an additional 4500 acres of land to conservation.
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Photo: The Story of Pridelands
11 January 2018
In July of 2016, Australians Mark and Sophie Hutchinson together with their twin girls and long-term business partner Anton Lategan, visited a 4500-acre buffalo hunting property near the small town of Hoedspruit, in the Limpopo Province of South Africa.
Pridelands: An Afternoon with Lions
11 December 2017
Hoedspruit photographer Kevin MacLaughlin spent an afternoon with the female lion pride who have taken up residence on Pridelands Conservancy.
Pridelands: The Other Leopard
27 October 2017
There is another kind of leopard that lurks on WildArk’s Pridelands Conservancy. This leopard has spots but no teeth and spends its entire life up in the trees. It is the Leopard Orchid (Ansellia africana)!
Pridelands: A Visit from a Three-Legged Hyena
19 October 2017
We’ve had a very special guest on Pridelands conservancy recently. A three-legged spotted hyena
Pridelands: The First Elephants
06 October 2017
The 28th of September 2017 will go down in the history books as a victory for conservation here in the Lowveld region of South Africa.
Pridelands: Time to Remove the Fence
20 September 2017
In February 2017, when we at WildArk, together with our partners John and Anton Lategan, announced the securing of our first conservancy, Pridelands, in South Africa, we were very clear on what the immediate priorities were.
Pridelands: Camera Trapping Part 2
13 September 2017
Resident ecologist Megan Loftie-Eaton shares the best moments from our recent camera traps on Pridelands (WildArk’s wildlife conservancy in South Africa).
Journey to the Wild with Mick and Tyler
01 August 2017
Just before the World Tour event at Jeffrey’s Bay kicked off, three times World Champion Mick Fanning and reigning Women’s World Champion Tyler Wright decided to take a trip that took them beyond surfing – a trip that took them into the pristine South African wilderness on a mission for something much bigger than just waves.
17 July 2017
Mick Fanning, Tyler Wright, Luke Rockhold and David Pocock found themselves dressed in khaki and covered in dust when they visited the WildArk Pridelands Conservancy in South Africa.
Pridelands: Camera Trapping
29 June 2017
Over the past three months, we’ve been deploying two Wildgame Innovations camera traps in various locations throughout Pridelands to get a better understanding of the mammal life on the property.
Interview: Into the Wild
03 June 2017
Dan, Ted and Jack, 18, spent 12 hour days in the blistering 39-degree heat, clearing bush, repairing erosion sites and removing rubble from this former hunting property in the Greater Kruger region of South Africa.
Pridelands Update – February 2017
06 March 2017
It has been an epic first few weeks here on Pridelands, from saving tortoises on the road through to visiting friends at Londolozi Lodge and some incredible Leopard sightings.
03 March 2017
WildArk’s mission is to secure land for biodiversity conservation. That’s our true north, that’s why we are here.
Protect them and they will look after the rest. Macquarie University and WildArk partner on a world first research study to identify the top 100 umbrella species. The aim is to identify 100 species whose ranges, if adequately protected, restored or managed, would maximise the protection of the world’s biodiversity.
CONSERVATION IN FOCUS
WildArk is inspired by the work being done by so many wonderful organisations around the world. Here are a few we have been fortunate enough to visit and recommend highly for their efforts in biodiversity conservation and community upliftment.
Interview: Conserving Australia’s Natural Heritage for over 25 years
Interview: Rewilding Australia One Quoll at a Time
Interview: Saving Zimbabwe’s Elephants
Bushlife Conservancy, Zimbabwe
Interview: Jane Hutchinson
2016 Tasmanian Australian of the Year
Tasmanian Land Conservancy