Making the most of his early childhood memories of gathering sheep, riding horses and camping Wild Ark founder Mark Hutchinson imparts his love for preserving nature for this generation and generations to come.
Growing up in his home country of Australia, he recalled spending his holidays on friends’ farms and enjoying the wide open spaces. At the young age of 19, Hutchinson traveled the length of Africa by car. This guided his way to a deep affection for a remote wilderness adventure company, called Untamed, according to his blog post, wildark.com/blog/mark-hutchinson-for-the-wild.
Untamed, which emerged as Avana, was sold and Hutchinson eventually left the company to continue his wildlife journey. As the founder of several business ventures, Hutchinson united his love for nature with his entrepreneurial initiative to launch conservation company, Wild Ark.
According to Hutchinson, Wild Ark focuses on encouraging a passion for conservation through protecting the diversity of plant and animal life in the world as a whole, whether it be placing a tree in the ground, surfing or going for a bush walk.
Another focus of Wild Ark concentrates on obtaining land and restoring agricultural land.
Elaborating on his family’s favorite ways they benefit from nature, Hutchinson pointed out how his wife, Sophie and their children all take an active role in Wild Ark and how his oldest just finished a field guide course in South Africa. Learn more: https://www.ecotraining.co.za/about/owners/
He added that 80 percent of the family’s conversations at home revolve around what more they can do about wildlife.
Hutchinson draws on his passion for the wilderness to educate and make certain the planet is protected. An avid believer in education and a self-proclaimed student for life, Hutchinson obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Sydney and went on to receive an MBA from INSEAD Business School in France. He is currently studying for a Masters in Conservation Biology degree at Macquarie University. Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/wildarkglobal/posts/538048479728461