Mission of The Wild Ark

WildArk was founded by Mark Hutchinson who chose to live a life of being dedicated to the wild. He remembers when he was young in Australia he used to enjoy crawling into wombat holes, fly-fishing, riding horses, and mustering sheep.


Hutchinson spent one year working in the Australia far North as a jackaroo. When he was a 19-year-old boy, he decided to travel by car, the length of Africa. This experience inspired him to start UNTAMED (an adventure company) when he was just 22 years old. Learn more: https://ideamensch.com/mark-hutchinson/


Hutchinson says that he started UNTAMED to connect people with the furthest outposts of mother nature. He enjoyed hosting people who had only traveled in luxury holidays and lost the connection with nature. He was amazed how nature was the ultimate leveler; it brought people from different backgrounds and culture together. Learn more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/good-weekend/save-the-elephants-how-we-turned-a-corner-on-the-ivory-trade-20170516-gw5so2.html


UNTAMED evolved and became Avana (an ecotourism and training business company.) In 2013, he sold the company. In 2015 Hutchinson decided to leave the corporate world and went back to his passion for wild life and wild places. He did an EcoTraining Course in South Africa, and he qualified as a guide in Africa. He continued with his dream, and through a company called WildArk, he inspired people to start reconnecting with nature. The wildark main focus was preserving fragile ecosystems of the world. Learn more: http://wildark.com/blog/mark-hutchinson-for-the-wild/


Hutchinson who is also known as Hutch, together with Alex van den Heever and Anton Lategan are the owners of EcoTraining. He received his Bachelor of Economics (BEcon) from the Sydney University, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from a business school called INSEAD, in France. Currently, he is studying at Macquarie University where he is completing his degree in Masters of Conservation Biology.

When Hutchinson is not inside the bushes, or he is not traveling to the world’s far reaches, you will find him enjoying on his surfboard or at the farm he owns, which is located in New South Wales, Australia. His lifetime passion is to make sure that the world’s natural state is better when he leaves it for his children and the generations that are coming.