Visa has announced it has entered into a long-term partnership with Taronga Conservation Society Australia.
Visa and Taronga Conservation Society are set to collaborate on a range of exclusive experiences and benefits that will be offered to international and domestic Visa cardholders. Visa has also committed to supporting Taronga’s conservation projects and education work.
The three year long partnership sees the digital payments provider become the preferred payment partner at Taronga’s two zoos, Taronga Zoo in Sydney and Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo.
Taronga Conservation Society is an NPO focused on conservation, research, animal welfare, wildlife rehabilitation and environmental education with an absolute commitment to conservation and securing a shared future for wildlife and people.
“We are passionate about inspiring sustainable experiences for our cardholders and because of Taronga’s conservation research, action and advocacy, every visit, stay and transaction at these iconic destinations has the power to help protect Australian wildlife,” said Visa’s Group Country Manager for Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific, Julian Potter.
“We look forward to offering our international and domestic cardholders some truly special experiences through this exciting new partnership.”
Taronga is the leading contributor to veterinary services in wildlife rescue and rehabilitation in NSW. Through its breed and release conservation programs of vulnerable Australian species including the greater bilby, Chuditch and regent honeyeater, as well as wildlife care and rehabilitation at the two Taronga Wildlife Hospitals, Taronga has been able to release more than 55,000 animals back into the wild.
“At Taronga, we are selective about our corporate partnerships. We want to partner and work with brands that are aligned with our vision of securing a shared future for wildlife and people. We admire Visa’s commitment to sustainability and protecting the planet, which is why we are proud to welcome them as a corporate partner,” Taronga Conservation Society Australia CEO Cameron Kerr AO said.