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.
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:
1. Rufunsa Rhino Conservancy, Zambia
WildArk has partnered with the Zambian Wildlife Warriors to establish the Rufunsa Rhino Conservancy, protecting 29,000 hectares and creating a vital unfenced buffer zone to the north of the Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia.
Eco-Region: Central and Eastern Miombo Woodlands
WildArk 100 Species: African Wild Dog
Partners: Zambian Wildlife Warriors, Rufunsa Community
2. 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
3. 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.
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
4. 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.
Eco-Region: Bushveld, Savannah Grassland
WildArk 100 Species: Elephant, Leopard, Lion, Wild Dog
Partners: Pro Track, SAWC