Join us by 'Picking it up' May 17th-19th 2024 and protect the future of Aussie wildlife

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Taronga Rubbish Run

Pick it up to protect Aussie wildlife

Taronga Rubbish Run is back! Your challenge is to pick up rubbish and debris over the weekend Friday 17 May to Sunday 19 May 2024 to make a huge impact on wildlife conservation.

How? Not only will you remove rubbish and debris, creating a safer environment for local wildlife, but your fundraising efforts will support Taronga's work in wildlife conservation, particularly its two future- proofing Wildlife Hospitals.

Rubbish directly harms our precious wildlife. Taronga’s Wildlife Hospitals are seeing more Australian native animals than ever before, many of which have been admitted because they have ingested litter, thinking it is food, or been injured by discarded garbage.

Taronga Rubbish Run is one event that doubles the impact on wildlife conservation!

By signing up you'll be joining a community who want to make a difference to wildlife.

To protect wildlife, every litter bit counts!!!

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SIGN UP TO TARONGA RUBBISH RUN

How it works

Register

Sign up as an individual or get a team together.

Set a goal and tell everyone about it

Set a goal to collect rubbish for a few hours, a number of kilometers, or until your bags are full! Ask your family and friends to support your challenge to make a difference to wildlife.


Pick it up!

Get outside, and pick it up to protect wildlife!

Pick it up to protect wildlife!

How you make a difference

Not only will you remove rubbish and debris, creating a safer environment for local wildlife, but your fundraising efforts will support Taronga's work in wildlife conservation, particularly its two future proofing Wildlife Hospitals.

The Wildlife Hospitals at Taronga Zoo Sydney and Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo care for around 1,400 native animals each year.

The main aim of the Wildlife Hospitals is to rehabilitate as many native animals as possible for release back to the wild. The variety of animals treated is enormous, ranging from stranded seals, pelicans tangled in fishing line and sick platypus that have ingested rubbish thinking it is food. All these animals need professional care and attention during the treatment and rehabilitation process to ensure they can be returned to their natural environment.

The funds you raise during the Taronga Rubbish Run will enable Taronga to continue to carry out conservation work to save and protect endangered Aussie wildlife and enable the construction of Australia's first state-of-the-art Specialist Teaching Veterinary Hospitals that will cement NSW as a global leader in wildlife conservation.

AND, you'll make an immediate impact by cleaning up a park, bush or beach near you, allowing your local wildlife to thrive!


Will help our keepers breed these endangered frogs for release back into the wild.

Can help our scientists map & protect vital habitat for endangered Marine Turtles.

Will help Taronga to buy radio trackers for Regent Honeyeaters when they’re released in New South Wales and Victoria.

Will enable Taronga to train vets around Australia on how to treat injured and ill wildlife affected by bushfires, floods and drought.