WikdArk: Conserving the Bush

It seems that from the start Mark Hutchinson was born to do what he loves which is dedicate his life to the wild. He does this through his business called WildArk. WildArk is focused on preserving the world’s ecosystems. As a young boy, Mark can remember spending a great deal of time outdoors fly-fishing, riding horses, and climbing into wombat holes in Australia where he grew up.


Once Mark Hutchinson was done with schooling, he spent a year as a jackaroo. He spent some time camping and fishing in North Australia. At 19, he got in his 4×4 and drove the entire length of Africa. Soon after, he enrolled in a Bachelor’s of Economics degree program at the University of Sydney. Mark also started a small successful personal training company. Each of these events held a purpose in inspiring Mark to start a business UNTAMED. UNTAMED was an ecotourism business and its purpose was to introduce people to nature by guiding them to places they probably wouldn’t have otherwise thought of visiting. UNTAMED became Avana, an ecotourism and training business. Learn more: https://www.ecotraining.co.za/about/owners


Mark Hutchinson then decided to further his education at INSEAD Business School to obtain an MBA. While in business school, he worked on rebranding his business. After, a lot of work Avana was sold to a public company and didn’t last. It was difficult for Mark to let it go, but it allowed him to refocus and invest time into another vision. Learn more: http://wildark.com/blog/mark-hutchinson-for-the-wild/


WildArk’s main goal is to purchase, protect, and restore as much land as possible in an effort to maintain sustainable ecosystems. Mark has a ton off reexperience in ecotourism and knows the land well. He has decided to ytake it a step further and enrolling Masters in Conservation 2016 program in order to further his knowledge of conservation to make WildAtk’s mission successful. Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/wildarkglobal/posts/538048479728461


Mark and his family live in Northern Sydney where there is a mix of urban life and nature. Mark ois able to swim in the ocean every day he is in Sydney. He also makes sure he introduces his own children to the bush by taking them on walks in the afternoons. They are able to explore the land and nature during their afternoon walks with their dad. Mark continues to work on conservation while living with his wife and children in Northern Sydney, Australia.