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Energy Management

Managing energy is just one way to  reduce the impact humans have on the environment. The introduction of energy conservation and efficiency programs are also essential to reduce carbon emissions.

Taronga Green Grants

Ever had an idea that could change the world?

In 2011, Taronga offered a $50,000 Green Grant to fund the best and most innovative project to inspire Australian communities to live more sustainably and have a positive impact on our wildlife. We received fantastic proposals that year and our winners – Take 3 – A Clean Beach Initiative continue to spearhead programs for wildlife and ocean health around Australia and the world.

Our Patrons

The work of the Taronga Foundation would not be possible without the generous support of our Patrons.

Our sincere thanks go to: 

Executive Patrons

  • Maurice L Newman AC (Chair)
  • Nigel Adams
  • Guy Cooper PSM
  • Barry Goldman
  • Angus Hawley
  • Lisa Ho
  • Terry Kaljo
  • Thomas O’Donnell
  • Gretel Packer
  • Harold Shapiro
  • Deborah Thomas
  • Nikki Warburton


What we support

The Taronga Foundation raises funds to support Zoo priorities including capital redevelopment, scientific research, breeding and education programs. The Taronga Foundation also supports conservation efforts for endangered species in Australia around the world.

The Taronga Foundation has contributed over $40million in financial support to priority projects since 2000.

White-bellied Sea-eagle

White-bellied Sea-eagle recovering in rehabilitation

A White-bellied Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) was taken to the Taronga Western Plains Zoo Wildlife Hospital after a local resident found it collapsed and unable to fly. The rescuer has watched this bird live and breed on his property at Narromine for many years.