With the generous support and confidence shown by Gretel Packer, a Governor of the Taronga Foundation, the Taronga Conservation Science Initiative has been established to support Taronga’s increasingly significant contribution to global research and conservation. From the enormous living organism that is the Great Barrier Reef to the tiny Corroboree Frog, this work is vital and pressing.
Four research projects are currently underway:
The Taronga Conservation Science Initiative will continue to grow and develop new research projects and programs. An important aim of this Initiative is not only to fund specific research projects but also to support specialist experts in critical areas of enquiry and engage students and the wider society in the value of science.
To further this work, Taronga has developed partnerships with highly respected institutions like the Smithsonian Institution, the Australian Institute for Marine Science and leading Australian universities, and is using mechanisms including the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grants Scheme and grants from various Foundations, to help finance a number of these projects.
Whilst we have been very successful in securing these grants, much of this funding is conditional on Taronga also raising funds from private sources. For every dollar we seek from our supporters, we have secured, on average, $4 from government and non-government agencies, making your contribution a highly effective one.
For more information please contact Helen Wright, Head of Fundraising, the Taronga Foundation, on 9978 4677 or firstname.lastname@example.org