Sydney’s premier entertainment destination, The Star is excited to announce a three year partnership with Taronga Conservation Society Australia to become a Principal Partner of Taronga Zoo Sydney and its Koala Breeding and Welfare Program.
The partnership will see The Star donate $1.5 million over three years to support vital wildlife conservation programs, as well as key fundraising and volunteer initiatives.
The Star’s Managing Director, Greg Hawkins, said: “We are delighted to partner with the iconic Taronga Zoo and Taronga Conservation Society Australia to help them further their vision to secure a future for our wildlife.
“We have almost 5,000 team members, many of them are passionate about conservation and we are very pleased to support the Koala breeding program. We welcome the opportunity to learn more about this iconic species and the threats to their survival in order to inspire The Star’s employees to take action.”
The partnership will provide opportunities for The Star employees to support this worthy cause by nominating to make a regular contribution through their pay-roll, or taking part in hands on volunteering for Taronga Zoo.
In 2015, Taronga Conservation Society Australia’s Koala breeding program enjoyed a successful result, with six koala joeys emerging from the pouch.
Taronga Conservations Society Australia CEO, Cameron Kerr, said: “Corporate support of our conservation work expands the Zoos capability. We are particularly pleased to be working closely with The Star’s staff and look forward to their support of our wildlife conservation endeavours.”
The partnership with Taronga Conservation Society Australia is one of three ongoing charity partnerships undertaken by The Star, along with Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and Barnardos.
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