Monday, 1 May 2017

Taronga Zoo Green Grants

Taronga offers $50,000 for innovative green ideas

Taronga Green Grants offer up to $50,000 to help develop innovative conservation ideas from the next-generation of environmental champions.

Sydney, Australia:
Ever had an idea that could change the world? Taronga Conservation Society Australia has launched an initiative that offers up to $50,000 for innovative conservation ideas and inventions that will help protect our wildlife and help secure a sustainable future for the planet.

Conservation champions from anywhere in Australia can apply for a Taronga Green Grant
Previous projects that have benefited from a Taronga Green Grant include Take 3: a community initiative that encourages people to take three pieces of rubbish every time they visit the beach, and Wildlife Witness: an app that lets visitors to Southeast Asia document and report possible wildlife trafficking.

As a leader in wildlife conservation, Taronga works to educate, encourage and empower people to act for the wild and create positive outcomes for wildlife and the environment. Taronga Green Grants is just one of the many conservation programs Taronga runs in Australia and overseas.

“Taronga is for the wild and we have an absolute commitment to the conservation of wildlife and to securing a shared future for wildlife and people,” says Taronga CEO, Cameron Kerr. “Taronga Green Grants are offered to members of the community who have the best ideas that will contribute towards that vision.

“Whether you’re an established conservation group; an emerging social enterprise; a community working together; or an individual who wants to take action and make a difference; if you have a great idea, Taronga wants to hear about it— and will help put the best into action.

“We’re looking for innovative ideas from the next generation of conservation champions—ideas that will create a tangible conservation outcome for the environment and will inspire and empower communities to live more sustainably.

“We all have a responsibility to protect the world’s wildlife,” says Mr Kerr. “There’s something we can all do, from choosing sustainable seafood with the MSC label to reducing your use of single-use plastics. If you have your own bright idea for a brighter future, a Taronga Green Grant could give you the funding you need to get it off the ground.”

Find out more about Taronga Green Grants and how you can apply at

Applications for Taronga Green Grants are open now and close on Sunday 4 June 2017.

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