Securing a shared future for wildlife and people

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Group 250 1Wearing green Taronga shirts and Ocean Rescue caps, Taronga staff took to the streets of Sydney yesterday in the 2010 City 2 Surf.

It was so cold at the start that the 25 staff running jogged on the spot to keep warm after we gathered at Hyde Park ahead of the challenge of the 14km journey along with 80,000 others up and down hills and along some of Sydney’s amazing harbour foreshore.    

Apart from keeping fit we were carrying the important message for other runners and spectators that you can choose to buy sustainable seafood. With the phrase “Ask me how!” on the backs of our shirts staff, happily handed out sustainable seafood pocket guides, which are a great reference if you are an avid seafood eater. It outlines types of seafood that are more abundant than others as well as long-lived species that are threatened by over-fishing.

Get your own guide here!

We got lots of support from bystanders who cheered us along, as well as the volunteers who dedicated their time to keep everyone hydrated and safe.

Our fitter workmates ran in some very snappy times, while some of us chose to walk and take in the atmosphere.
All in all we had a great day out and also raised awareness on an important environmental issue.   

- Ben

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