While many of us live in the comforts of our homes far away from anything that remotely resembles the wilderness, a few chosen people feel the need to be connected to the wild. One such person that heads nature’s call is Australian native, conservationist and founder of Wild Ark Mark Hutchinson. Spending most of his young adult life Jackarooing around Australia at the age of 19 Mark traveled the entire length of Africa by car. Learn more: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415949715569059008/
Wanting to turn his passion for the outdoors into his dream job Mark started a company that would host people going on adventures to the furthest reaches. With his life partner by his side, Sophie, Mark continued to learn the ins and outs of running a small business. Still wanting more Mark traveled to France where he would study an MBA to help him expand his business. The company did continue to grow but unfortunately took a turn for the worse and Mark ended up leaving as a result. Learn more: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415949715569059008/
After realizing that a corporate business may not be the best way to help educate and conserve the wilderness that Mark loved so dearly he started Wild Ark a company that focuses on purchasing as much high value biodiversity land as they are able to and protect the ecosystems on that land.
Mark feels that everyone should be involved in the wilderness in one way or another. Even the smallest deed does not go unnoticed, plant a tree, build a birdhouse, take a walk in the bush or go for a swim. This attraction to nature has been in our DNA since the birth of man and should not be let to slip away. Learn more: http://wildark.com/blog/mark-hutchinson-for-the-wild/
Mark is continuing his education in Conservation enrolling in a Master’s degree program in the hopes of being more useful and helpful to the nature that he loves so dearly. Learn more: https://ideamensch.com/mark-hutchinson/
Traveling with the care of the planet in mind does not mean roughing it or suffering through sub-standard accommodations. The eco-tourism market segment has continued to grow throughout the past decade and shows no signs of slowing down. There are many wonderful locations throughout the globe that are now being protected via eco-tourism companies (https://www.linkedin.com/company/wild-ark). It is now becoming common practice for these firms to buy up biodiverse areas that are in the path of development in order to protect them. This practice has two benefits, the first being the protection of the land. The second is the opportunity for visitors from very diverse backgrounds to come and visit and learn more about these amazing and imperiled locations.Learn more : https://medium.com/@wildark
From the African Serengeti to the Great Barrier Reef, man’s intrusion has threatened many fragile ecosystems. Eco-tourism helps to educate travelers on how they are able to take action to keep these wildlands preserved. Wild Ark is one such outfit and they are one of the most luxurious of the bunch. In the world of eco-tourism, luxury refers to well-appointed tents on African Safari rather than breakfast in bed via room service in a typical bricks and mortar hotel. Wild Ark will provide top accommodations out in the bush as you travel on safari with native-born guides.Learn more : https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/wild-ark#/entity
Wild Ark believes that the more people who see these majestic destinations, the harder they will work to protect them. Eco-tourism is a fantastic way to keep our planet’s most treasured places vibrant and thriving so that they may be enjoyed by generations to come. This organization has done quite a lot to both educate their visitors as well as provide sustainable employment to the people who are native to these regions. Wild Ark was founded by Mark Hutchinson with all of this in mind. The travel outfit continues to grow and enacts its mission of conservation and preservation. The Wild Ark company is leading the way on luxury travel that is eco-conscious. From African Safaris to fishing adventures in Alaska, Wild Ark spans the globe providing ecologically sound adventures while they educate travelers about preservation