Interview: The Truth About Hyenas
21 November 2017
Maverick filmmaker and third generation game ranger Kim Wolhuter has spent his career documenting some of Africa’s apex predators.
How Wolves Change Rivers
20 November 2017
When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable “trophic cascade” occurred. What is a trophic cascade and how exactly do wolves change rivers?
Interview: A Year in the African Bush
17 November 2017
Katherine Kuntz talks about her year training as a Field Guide in South Africa
Finding Nature In Your City: New York City
15 November 2017
Known for its bustling crowds, iconic yellow cabs, towering skyscrapers and generously sized pizzas, New York is the most populated city in the United States with more than 8.5 million people.
Interview: The Jungle Library Project
14 November 2017
Deep in South Sumatra, on the border of Kerinci Seblat National Park, Pungky Nanda Pratama is inspiring indigenous youth to protect and celebrate wildlife and biodiversity
Fascinating Facts: Gopher Tortoise
13 November 2017
A unique species of land tortoise that constructs underground burrows and then shares its burrow with hundreds of other species.
Video: Nature’s Eyes
A trip into the wilds of the Mongolian Steppe and, the heart of the Amazon rainforest to meet two men who live in harmony with nature.
Hiking Australia to Help Kids
09 November 2017
Emu Trekkers is a new volunteer based organisation who are passionate about getting us outdoors and into the Australian bush whilst helping those less fortunate.
Fascinating Facts: Octopus
08 November 2017
There are around 300 species of octopus ranging from the largest Giant Pacific octopus which can weigh up to 275kg, to the smallest in the Octopus Wolfi.
Finding Nature in Your City: Johannesburg
07 November 2017
The City of Johannesburg is the only major city in the world that is not built on a river, a lake or the sea.
Video: Saving the Last Wilderness
06 November 2017
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is home to rich biodiversity, including Caribou, muskoxen, wolves, nearly 200 species of migratory birds and polar bears that thrive in the icy conditions.
One Thousand Words – Richard Sidey
03 November 2017
Filmmaker and nature photographer Richard Sidey specialises in documenting the polar regions, remote wilderness areas and its wildlife.
Fascinating Facts: Wild Dogs
02 November 2017
Also known as the Cape Hunting Dog, Spotted Dog, Painted Dog or Painted Wolf, the African Wild Dog is one of Africa’s most misunderstood carnivores. The Wild Dog is recognised as Africa’s most endangered predator with only between 3000 and 5000 left in the wild.
The Importance of Trees in Cities
31 October 2017
Even trees that grow in the middle of the CBD provide much needed habitat for birds, insects and other small invertebrates that live in urban areas.
Video: Preserving One Square Inch of Silence
Gordon Hempton is on a personal quest to record vanishing sounds. As a “sound-tracker” he has resolved to record silence and, he has found one square inch of it in Washington’s Hoh Rainforest.
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)!
Building a Future for Africa’s Natural Heritage: Southern African Wildlife Co...
26 October 2017
Protecting wildlife around the world is becoming increasingly more difficult; rangers must now be combatants, and custodians of natural resources need the skills to tackle the increasingly tough times ahead.
The Largest Feral Cat Eradication Project in the World
25 October 2017
The Australian Wildlife Conservancy has embarked on a project that is set to deliver significant outcomes for global biodiversity.
Fascinating Facts: Adelie Penguins
24 October 2017
The mass starvation of Adelie penguin chicks at an Antarctic breeding colony made headlines recently. All but two chicks starved in the colony of 18,000 breeding pairs.
Video: Speechless: Adelie penguins
23 October 2017
Environmental filmmaker Richard Sidey has traveled and documented the polar regions as well as remote wilderness areas and its wildlife around the world.Â
Photo: Lugard — The World’s Biggest Big Tusker Elephant
20 October 2017
In my talks, I have been known to say that for me there are four key words in fine art photography and they all begin with the letter R.
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
Photo: Powerful Black Rhino Image Wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017
18 October 2017
The winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition were revealed today at a ceremony at the Natural History Museum, London, which runs the annual competition.
Finding Nature in Your City: Sydney
17 October 2017
As Australia’s largest city with some of the country’s most well-known man-made landmarks such as the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, Sydney also offers a wide and unique range of opportunities to escape into nature.
Video: The Nature of War
16 October 2017
A short film that reveals how nature was safeguarded during the 53-year war between the FARC (guerillas) and the Colombian government.
The Importance of Spending Time in Nature
12 October 2017
How much time do we really spend in the abundant, energy providing and life-enhancing world that is nature?
Finding Nature in Your City: Seoul
11 October 2017
The city of Seoul is located on the banks of Han River in northern area of South Korea. The first settlement began around 4000 BC and today is home to more than 10 million people.
Fascinating Facts: Dung Beetles
10 October 2017
If you’ve been on safari in Africa, chances are you would have come across these large, robust beetles rolling balls of dung often three times their own size. Here are a few more fascinating facts you may not have known about the dung beetle.
Video: A Sense of Place
09 October 2017
Explore wild habitats around the UK in this mesmerising film by cinematographer Max Smith.
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.
Video: Fighting Back On Africa’s Conservation Battleground
05 October 2017
Huffington Post Australia travelled to South Africa recently to visit Pridelands Conservancy and learn about the challenges facing Africa’s wildlife.
Africa’s Most Endangered
03 October 2017
Tusk Photo, have put together an infographic looking at Africa’s most endangered.
Photo: 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Finalists
29 September 2017
This year’s 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition presents a cast of natural world stars, showing an astonishing diversity of life on our planet and reminding us of the crucial need to shape a more sustainable future.
Photos: One Thousand Words – Sean Scott
27 September 2017
Sean Scott is one of Australia’s most well-known wildlife and nature photographers. He has been travelling the world for the past 15 years, capturing some of mother mature’s finest moments.
Video: Wild Alaska
25 September 2017
It’s no secret that at WildArk, Alaska is close to our hearts. Our first ever trip with ambassador Mick Fanning took us to Southwest Alaska to visit the pristine Bristol Bay wilderness and the largest wild salmon run on earth.
Fascinating Facts: Rhino
22 September 2017
It is estimated that rhinos have roamed the planet for around 50 million years. These ancient creatures have braved ice ages, predators and habitat loss. Here are ten fascinating facts about rhinos that you may not have known.
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.
Interview: Reaching Drawdown
18 September 2017
A bold and refreshing take on the subject of climate change, Drawdown maps, measures, models, and describes the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming.
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).
David Yarrow Joins WildArk
01 September 2017
We are thrilled to announce and welcome David Yarrow to the WildArk ambassador family.
Dancing with Whales
31 August 2017
Opportunities knock on our door, and if we are open to taking them, they glide on in with the breeze and gift us with experiences that we never thought imaginable.
On the Edge of Wilderness
29 August 2017
It’s somehow unfathomable to be writing this from where I am now. To go from some of the wildest places I’ve travelled, to one of the most domesticated places on the planet
Interview: As Worlds Divide
25 August 2017
Rob Henry is an independent filmmaker with a passion for social justice and human rights. He has just released his feature-length documentary called ‘As Worlds Divide‘, that was filmed over 8 years on the Islands of Mentawai, Indonesia.
22 August 2017
South Australian Marine Biologist Brinkley Davies and her partner Tyron Swan swapped the deep blues of the Great Australian Bight for the dusty roads and verdant flood plains of the South African bush.
Interview: Inspiring a Love for Wildlife
19 August 2017
Imagine living on the edge of the most beautiful park in the world but never having set foot inside it? This is the reality faced by many of South Africa’s poorest communities who live on the borders of national parks.
Interview: Conserving Australia’s Natural Heritage for over 25 years
10 August 2017
Bush Heritage Australia is a non-profit organisation conserving biodiversity in Australia by buying and managing land of outstanding conservation value, and working in partnership with other landowners.
Fascinating Facts: Lions
From dust roads to anti-poaching flights, being charged by dogs and getting bogged in riverbeds surrounded by lions. Take a behind the scenes look at what these four sporting greats got up to in South Africa recently.
Elephants – Nature’s Gardeners
08 August 2017
There are many reasons to love elephants. Their sheer size, their emotional intelligence, their compassion for members of their herd, but what about their role within the environment?
Ten Conservation Projects That Support Elephants
Below are ten elephant conservation projects carefully selected and vetted by the Bodhi Tree Foundation’s The Power of Ten Program. Many of these are in dire need of your support.
Five Percent Could Mean the Difference for Biodiversity Conservation
06 August 2017
A recent research study by Yale University and the University of Grenoble has highlighted the significant gains that can be made in global biodiversity if an additional 5% of land is set aside for species protection.
Behind the Scenes in South Africa
03 August 2017
From dust roads to anti-poaching flights, being charged by dogs and getting bogged in riverbeds surrounded by lions. Take a behind the scenes look at what these four sporting greats got up to in South Africa recently.
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.
Photos: Fall in love with Tanzania
29 July 2017
The vastness, the dry smell of the African earth, and the burning red sun over the Serengeti plains will always get under my skin and into my veins. I dream of this place and can still feel the emotions that this moment evokes in me.
Interview: Making Waves to Save our Ocean
27 July 2017
A remarkable organisation called The Ocean Agency is bringing the wondrous underwater world to our screens and lounge rooms, with a vision to educate us all on the importance of protecting the ocean.
Biodiversity Hotspots — why are they so critical?
21 July 2017
Biodiversity hotspot is a well recognised terminology and definition when it comes to land conservation and species protection. But what does it mean and where are these biodiversity hotspots?
Photos: One Thousand Words – Sam Stogdale
18 July 2017
Kenyan wildlife photographer and conservationist. Sam Stogdale was born in Kenya is passionate about wildlife and East Africa’s diverse cultures.
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.
Detailed Report: Poaching - The Wildlife Crisis in South Africa
14 July 2017
Since 2007, poaching of wildlife and in particular the poaching of White Rhinos, Black Rhinos and African Elephants, has been at the forefront of the conservation battle in southern Africa.
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.
Interview: 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
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.
27 June 2017
A collection of some of the photos from the first 6 months on WildArk’s conservancy Pridelands.
Photos: 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
Interview: 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.
Video: Walking with Giants
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.
Interview: 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.
Photos: Discovering the Makuleke Concession
09 June 2017
In the Far Northern Kruger National Park, lies a triangle of wilderness known as the Makuleke Concession
Interview: 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.
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.
Photos: 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.
Pridelands: Biodiversity Mapping
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.
Video: David Pocock travels to Makuleke Concession in Northern Kruger
20 May 2017
David Pocock travels with WildArk to Makuleke Concession in Northern Kruger – VIDEO
Photos: 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?
Interview: Kangaroo Tales
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
Interview: Jane Hutchinson
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.