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Taronga welcomes and encourages support from trusts, family and corporate foundations and Private Ancillary Funds.

Casestudy : Amphibian conservation work

The Wilson HTM Foundation supported the Taronga Conservation Society Australia’s frog breeding and research programs at Taronga Zoo.  In 2007 and 2008 the program supported the zoo breeding and release of two endangered frog species: the Booroolong and the Corroboree Frog.  In 2009, support was directed to a ground-breaking inoculation program to protect frogs against the devastating global Chytrid Fungus. These three years of support have directly impacted on the chances of survival of these endangered native amphibians, and we are thankful for Wilson HTM Foundation’s financial support as well as the wonderful interest and engagement of Wilson HTM staff with Taronga. It was a hugely successful three year partnership.

“The Wilson HTM Foundation has been delighted to partner with an institution of the international reputation and prestige of Taronga. It is wonderful that the Society has the foresight and planning to effectively identify projects which can benefit from relatively small donations. Through our partnership we have really been able to make a tangible contribution to their work and share in Taronga’s research success. Our staff are immensely proud of the relationship, which has enabled them and their clients to engage at many levels with the Zoo across many years.” Mary Jung, Community Investment Manager, Wilson HTM Investment Group. 

Projects Seeking Support

The Burbangana & Walanmarra Zoo Awareness Program

The Burbangana and Walanmarra Zoo Awareness Programs are unique mentoring and engagement programs for severely disadvantaged at risk Indigenous youth. The programs provide participants with the opportunity to engage in activities in the Zoos, with a focus on education in cultural awareness and identity development.

These experiences and activities instil self-confidence and assist and encourage the participants in their formal education pathways and improve their social skills in the community. Running successfully for the past five years, the programs’ have made a life changing difference to more than 30 at risk young people in NSW.

The programs’ desperately need to commence a new phase of development, planning and growth to maximise reach and to continue to improve the quality of life for youth at risk.

Without enhancement there is limitation and restriction for growth and development, implicating further engagement and support that have direct consequences for maximising positive results and opportunities for disadvantaged at risk Indigenous youth.

These programs are ground-breaking in their approach. Currently there is no similar model operating utilising native animals and Indigenous culture with at risk youth in Australia.

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More information

If you would like to discuss how trusts and foundations can be involved with Taronga, please contact Holly Carless, Grants Manager on 02 9932 4239 or email hcarless@zoo.nsw.gov.au

All donations are tax deductible. Taronga is endorsed as a deductible gift recipient under Subdivision 30-BA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

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