Taronga’s Strategic Plan 2021–2025 builds on Taronga’s expertise in wildlife conservation, education and community engagement, to tackle some of the most pressing issues that humanity and our planet have ever faced. We recognise Taronga’s important role and responsibility in the protection and restoration of nature through targeted action and by inspiring and engaging the two million guests we see at our Zoos each year.
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We at Taronga know that the future of wildlife is in our hands.
As one treasured icon, the koala, is predicted to be extinct in NSW by 2050, our scientists warn platypus could follow in the next 50 years.
We pledge to save the koala, the platypus, and more than 200 threatened species across the different habitats of NSW.
As we launch our 2021-2025 Strategic Plan, with it we pledge to save wildlife and tackle climate change head on.
We pledge to act as the first and the last line of defense, to inspire change and to maintain insurance populations for critically endangered species that are vanishing from the wild.
We pledge to use our expertise in wildlife health and rescue, conservation science and education to ensure the iconic platypus and so many other species do not become a distant memory.
At no time in Taronga’s history has our role and strategy been more critical for wildlife. We will not let our icons vanish.
How you can help.
Your kind gift today will ensure that Koala and Platypus do not become a distant memory.
Our Strategic Priorities
Our six strategic focus areas reflect the overarching priorities for our organisation. We have developed ambitious goals that are aligned with our purpose and will help us achieve our vision to secure a shared future for wildlife and people. They focus the expertise, energy and enthusiasm of our people to maximise our impact. Each focus area has specific goals with objectives and measures to monitor progress across the period of this Strategic Plan.
Read more on page 6 of Taronga's 2021-2025 Strategic Plan document.
Secure a shared future for wildlife and people
At Taronga Conservation Society Australia, we believe that wildlife and people can share this planet.
We believe that all of us have a responsibility to protect the world’s precious wildlife, not just in our lifetimes, but for the generations of the future.
Read more on page 3 of Taronga's 2021-2025 Strategic Plan document.
At Taronga we believe that together we can find a better and more sustainable way for wildlife and people to share this planet. We believe that a future without wildlife is not an option.
Our Zoos create experiences that delight and inspire lasting connections between people and wildlife. We aim to create conservation advocates that value wildlife, speak up for nature and take action to help create a future where both people and wildlife thrive.
Our conservation programs for threatened and priority wildlife help a myriad of species, with our 11 Legacy Species program representing an increased commitment to six Australian and five Sumatran species at risk of extinction. Taronga partners with more than 28 organisations working on the front line of conservation across 17 countries.
Taronga is a not for profit organisation; we are for the wild. The revenue earned through our Zoos, accommodation, events and through donations to the Taronga Foundation goes directly back into the support, care and conservation of wildlife.
Read more on page 18 of Taronga's 2021-2025 Strategic Plan document.
Our Alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Taronga’s Strategic Plan 2021–2025 identifies the relevant United Nations Sustainable Development Goals where it can play an important role, including:
Read more on page 8 of Taronga's 2021-2025 Strategic Plan document.
Our Values are fundamental to the success of our organisation.
They reflect the way our people and volunteers work together to achieve our vision and the goals identified in this Strategic Plan 2021–2025. Our Values have evolved with us as an organisation and have been amended with this Strategic Plan to align with NSW Government Values, emphasise the importance of safety as well as highlight collaboration and constructive communication as key attributes contributing to our culture and effectiveness.
- Be collaborative, kind and respectful
- Accept and take responsibility
- Safely undertake all activities
- Innovate and take initiative
- Communicate clearly and constructively
Read more on page 17 of Taronga's 2021-2025 Strategic Plan document.