Turn Off the Lights: It’s Turtle Season
10 July 2017
When it comes to large migrating turtles, your first thought may go to places like Costa Rica or the southwestern Pacific, but each year between 40,000 and 84,000 nests are dug in the sand along Florida beaches.
Fascinating Facts: Pangolins
07 July 2017
As the world’s most trafficked animal, these prehistoric-like creatures are not only unique in appearance, but also very reclusive. A sighting of a pangolin in the wild is a rare experience and for this reason, many of us know very little about this species.
Packing with a Purpose
03 July 2017
Ever wondered how you can make a difference in your travels? We have one solution that may be of interest.
8 Reasons Why Africa Will Steal Your Heart
02 July 2017
As the famous quote goes, “The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa — for he has so much to look forward to” — Richard Mullin
Camera Trapping on Pridelands
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.
Pridelands Conservancy Gallery
27 June 2017
A collection of some of the photos from the first 6 months on WildArk’s conservancy Pridelands.
One Thousand Words – Miles Glynn
Based in Belgrade, Montana, Miles Glynn travels far and wide to capture scenery, settings, and wildlife which embody the evocative spirit of the natural and rural Rocky Mountain West, in the USA
Rewilding Australia One Quoll at a Time
24 June 2017
Rewilding Australia’s goal is to move beyond conserving our existing and often quite degraded ecosystems, towards their active restoration.
Fascinating Facts: Giraffe
20 June 2017
Ten intriguing things about our long-legged friends that you may not have known.
Walking with Giants – Video
17 June 2017
The WildArk team joined Dave and Emma Pocock on their visit to Vundu Camp in Mana Pools, Zimbabwe to meet the owner and founder of Bushlife Conservancy Nick Murray and, to learn about the work he is doing to save Zimbabwe’s elephants.
Saving Zimbabwe’s Elephants
15 June 2017
After learning about Buslife Conservancy in Zimbabwe, WildArk ambassador David Pocock became intrigued by the work being done by its founder Nick Murray to protect the elephants of the Lower Zambezi Valley.
Discovering the Makuleke Concession
09 June 2017
In the Far Northern Kruger National Park, lies a triangle of wilderness known as the Makuleke Concession
Meet Jennifer McGowan
08 June 2017
Jennifer McGowan has joined the WildArk team as our Scientist in Residence. Hailing from Southern California, Jennifer holds a Bachelors degree in Environmental Studies from the University of California.
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.
Eight Sunsets That Will Take Your Breath Away
31 May 2017
A showcase of some of the beautiful sunset images captured by our photographers across Africa in the past 12 months.
The First Three Months
27 May 2017
In February 2017, WildArk co-founder Sophie Hutchinson together with her husband Mark, moved their young family to South Africa to embark on a project to rehabilitate a 4500 acre ex buffalo-hunting farm.
Biodiversity Mapping on Pridelands
23 May 2017
Megan Loftie-Eaton, 27, has become a regular face on Pridelands, her infectious laugh and endless enthusiasm for everything from the smallest insect to the rarest bird has had everyone excited to join her as she performs biodiversity mapping on this special property.
David Pocock travels to Makuleke Concession in Northern Kruger – VIDEO
20 May 2017
David Pocock travels with WildArk to Makuleke Concession in Northern Kruger – VIDEO
One Thousand Words – Gerry van der Walt
18 May 2017
Welcome to WildArk’s ‘One Thousand Words’, in which our favourite wildlife photographers answer questions about themselves with a single image. Wildlife photographers spend hours, months and even years in pursuit of the perfect shot.
10 ways to connect with nature when you live in an urban environment
02 May 2017
So, how do you get your dose of nature whilst living and working in an urban environment? Here are a few ideas to get you thinking
Fascinating Facts: Elephants
30 April 2017
The gentle giants that roam the plains of Africa and Asia are the largest animals that walk on the surface of our planet. Ever wanted to know a little more about these majestic creatures?
06 April 2017
South Australian Marine Biologist and environmental activist, Brinkley Davies has spent the last five and a half months hand-raising a kangaroo joey, after its mother was killed in an unfortunate collision with her motor vehicle
05 April 2017
Jane Hutchinson, CEO of Tasmanian Land Conservancy, a not-for-profit environmental organization that raises money to protect unique natural landscapes, is passionate about connecting all Australians with nature.
Walking with the Secret Elephants
02 April 2017
Though most of his adult life Gareth Patterson has been involved in fighting for the greater protection of the African lion – he is best known for his work with the famous George Adamson lions of Born Free
Sipping Her Way to Cleaner Oceans
30 March 2017
Thirteen-year-old Kiara MacLean from Newcastle, Australia, is doing her part to help protect marine environments from single use plastics.
Coral Bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef
28 March 2017
It is the largest living structure on earth and the greatest coral reef system in the world stretching along Australia’s Queensland Coast from Bundaberg in the South, right past the tip of Cape York in the North.
Freezing the Reef
26 March 2017
When marine research scientist Mary Hagedorn of Hawaii saw the BBC report on the coral bleaching that took place on the Northern Great Barrier Reef in Australia in April and May of 2016, she was devastated.
Journey with Africa Born
24 March 2017
Africa Born is a Kenya based company specializing in privately guided luxury safaris to the Indian Ocean and East Africa’s wilds.
Help Rescue Kenya’s Sea Turtles
22 March 2017
The Watamu Marine Park is part of a United Nations Biosphere Reserve consisting of kilometres of stunning beaches, coral reefs and a marine area bubbling with flora and fauna.
19 March 2017
Sea turtles face enormous threats in the ocean and on our beaches. To many this seems like an insurmountable problem but the work that Nicky Parazzi and her team at the Local Ocean Conservation are doing in Watamu
15 March 2017
Passionate conservationist Anton Lategan has spent his life in the African bush and is dedicated to imparting his knowledge of the natural world to others.
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.
One Thousand Words – Todd Thimios
28 February 2017
Welcome to WildArk’s ‘1000Words’, in which our favourite wildlife photographers answer questions about themselves with a single image.
WildArk 100 Research Study
21 February 2017
Macquarie University and WildArk partner on a world first research study to identify the top 100 umbrella species
55-Days in the African Bush
20 February 2017
Last year, 20 year old Australian Issy Ashley-Wilson exchanged the sunny beaches of Sydney for a tent in the middle of the African bush with Africa’s leading field guide training company, EcoTraining.
David Pocock visits Pridelands
17 February 2017
One Thousand Words – Shannon Wild
06 February 2017
Welcome to WildArk’s ‘1000Words’, in which our favourite wildlife photographers answer questions about themselves with their images.
WildArk Announces First Conservancy Acquisition
04 February 2017
Newly established conservation organization WildArk has announced the acquisition of its first wildlife conservancy, called Pridelands
Saving Australia’s Unique Animals
31 January 2017
Before Christmas, WildArk had the pleasure of spending time with an inspirational organisation, The Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC).
Escape to Far East Gippsland
18 January 2017
A forest of Bloodwood trees cradles the leafy campsite, cocooning this little eco-system from the gales that blow in what seems to be another world, at the very tops of the trees.
15 December 2016
Marine biologist, surfer and model Brinkley Davies grew up on an acreage in the hills of the Fleurieu peninsula in South Australia.
Food for Thought
29 November 2016
Roy Turner has spent over 30 years living on remote Haggerstone Island, off the remote and rugged coast of Cape York, in Australia.
25 November 2016
Located just 110 nautical miles from the most northern point of the Australian east coast, Haggerstone Island is a wilderness experience like no other.
De-Plastic Your Life
21 November 2016
Each year eight million metric tons of plastic end up in our oceans. That equates to five grocery bags filled with plastic for every foot of coastline in the world
17 November 2016
An interview with Rugby Star David Pocock
David Pocock joins Wild Ark
25 October 2016
Professional Rugby player David Pocock has joined conservation organisation Wild Ark, as a global ambassador. A passionate conservationist Pocock, together with his partner Emma, is committed to raising awareness on the plight of the world’s wild places.
Screen Time to Green Time
24 October 2016
It is pure and inspiring watching children engage with the natural world. They are always so captivated by it and so engaged in every moment.
Adventure to Alaska
21 October 2016
Wild Ark ambassador Mick Fanning joins a Wild Ark trip to remote South West Alaska to discover the world’s largest wild salmon fishery under threat from Pebble Mine.
20 October 2016
After competing at the Hurley Pro Trestles in Southern California, 3x World Surfing Champion Mick Fanning left his surfboards behind and boarded a plane from Anchorage to Bristol Bay in Alaska’s South West.
13 September 2016
Co-founder of conservation company Wild Ark and co-producer of the Wild Ark pilot documentary series, Sophie Hutchinson, together with her husband Mark, are embarking on a mission to protect the world’s wild places.
For the Wild
08 September 2016
WildArk Founder Mark “Hutch” Hutchinson has chosen to live his life dedicated to the wild. His earliest memories are of mustering sheep, riding horses, fly-fishing and crawling into wombat holes in home country Australia.