Pick it up to protect wildlife

Register Your Interest For 2023!

Thank you for supporting the Taronga Rubbish Run in 2022

In March 2022, Taronga Foundation launched the inaugural Taronga Rubbish Run, an event that gets you fitter while picking up litter. Some people enjoy running, while others enjoy picking up litter to help protect the environment. Then there are those wildlife warriors who combine the two and call it PLOGGING!!!

We had over 600 ploggers register to pick it up daily throughout the month of March (which by the way was the wettest month of record) to protect wildlife, and these brave ploggers raised over $33,000 for Taronga’s native wildlife conservation programs….an incredible achievement.

We will be plogging to protect wildlife again in May 2023.

In the battle to protect wildlife, every litter bit counts!!!



Plog to protect wildlife!

How it works

Register to become a Taronga Plogger

Sign up as an individual or get a team together and join our 30-day fundraising challenge.

Spread the word

Ask your family, friends and colleagues to support your challenge and your commitment to wildlife through a donation.

Get Plogging!

Every day for 30 days, get out, get active and get plogging to protect wildlife!

How you make a difference

Sadly, human impact is damaging our natural environment, with litter directly harming some of our most iconic wildlife including the Marine Turtle and the Platypus. Taronga is committed to reversing these trends.

The funds you raise during the Taronga Rubbish Run will enable Taronga to carry out vital conservation work to save and protect endangered Aussie wildlife from extinction.

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.