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Quarters for Conservation kiosk


How it works

As you enter the zoo, you'll receive a token. Your token represents 25 cents of your admission fee (or a percentage of your membership). We use that 25 cents to strengthen our commitment to conservation projects in the Pacific Northwest and around the world.

Half of your quarter goes to help fund all the field conservation projects we are involved in; the other half is applied to the project you choose! Your vote, combined with the votes and coins from our 1 million plus visitors each year, helps the zoo save endangered animals and their habitats.

Woodland Park Zoo is committed to wildlife conservation projects that also protect habitats and bring benefits to people. Your token tells us which projects you care about most--every time you visit.

Together we are making a difference for wildlife and people!

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Cast Your Vote on Your Next Visit

We regularly rotate our Quarters for Conservation featured conservation programs. When you next visit Woodland Park Zoo, you’ll have the opportunity to cast your vote for one of these six conservation programs:


Saving Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest

For more than 20 years, Woodland Park Zoo has worked to protect habitats and endangered animals in the Pacific Northwest. Help us continue to save golden eagles, Western pond turtles, Oregon spotted frogs, Oregon Silverspot butterflies, barn swallows, and Northwest carnivores like wolverines, wolves and bears.

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Ensuring Survival of Borneo's Asian Elephants

Bornean elephants are often called “pygmy elephants,” because of their small size. Found only in the Malaysian state of Sabah in northern Borneo, about 2,500 of these endangered elephants live in fragmented populations. Help us support conservation along the Kinabatangan River for elephants and hornbills.

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Restoring Crane Populations of the Russian Far East

Hooded, white-naped and red crowned cranes are among the many wetland birds that benefit from our support of “Muraviovka Park for Sustainable Land Use and the Cranes of Asia Project.” The park consists of 15,000 acres of wetlands with 1,700 acres of adjacent crop fields that together provide a living landscape for wildlife and people.

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Conserving Papua New Guinea Forests and Tree Kangaroos

The Tree kangaroo Conservation Program is empowering local people to protect a 187,000-acre forest sanctuary for this endangered species. The land also is the source of water, plants and animals that supply local people with their livelihoods and health. If we save the forests, we save them all.

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Defending Tiger Survival

Tigers in the wild have dropped to an alarmingly low number of 3,200. Throughout their Asian range, tigers are critically endangered due to loss of habitat, overhunting of their prey, and poaching for folk medicine. Woodland Park Zoo is partnering with Panthera and our Malaysian colleagues to enhance tiger conservation in Peninsular Malaysia by mitigating threats to breeding and population connectivity.

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Ferruginous hawk in flight at WPZ

Researching Raptor Ecology in the Shrub-steppe

In collaboration with our partners at Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Woodland Park Zoo is helping to study the challenges faced by raptors in Washington State. Research being conducted will shed light on how ferruginous hawks navigate wind turbines, their migration patterns, and how golden eagles are impacted by lead in our environment.

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2014 Results

The totals are in from 2014, calculated from your Quarters for Conservation votes. Here is how you voted:

Saving Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest – 15% - $17,342.19

Restoring Crane Populations of the Russian Far East – 8% - $9,265.68

Defending Tiger Survival – 16% - $18,688.69

Ensuring Survival of Borneo’s Asian Elephants – 12% - $14,586.29

Wildlife Survival Fund: Investing in Endangered Species Before It’s Too Late – 7% - $8,279.18

Researching Raptor Ecology in the Shrub-Steppe – 7% - $8,023.12

Ensuring Survival of African Elephants – 11% - $13,056.30

Preserving Western Pond Turtles – 6% - $7,475.12

Protecting Orangutans – 8% - $9,126.21

Understanding Washington’s Carnivores – 11% - $12,750.95


2013 Results

The totals are in from 2013, calculated from your Quarters for Conservation votes. Here is how you voted:

Saving Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest – 10%  ($23,260.64)

Restoring Crane Populations – 7%  ($9,661.43)

Defending Tiger Survival – 23%  ($30,981.86)

Protecting Gorillas – 16%  ($21,940.60)

Protecting Orangutans – 15%  ($9,239.25)

Discovering Conservation Solutions for Asian Hornbills – 8% ($4,377.50)

Conserving PNG Forests and Tree Kangaroos – 14% ($8,644.61)

Ensuring survival of African Elephants – 21% ($12,875.16)

Ensuring survival of Asian Elephants – 18% ($24,740)

Securing Snow Leopards in Kyrgyzstan – 25% ($53,378)


2012 Results

In 2012, your Quarters for Conservation votes contributed $238,161 to the zoo's field conservation efforts around the world. Below you'll see how your votes tallied up. The remainder of the funds raised went to support all the rest of the conservation projects supported by Woodland Park Zoo. None of the money goes to administrative overheadit all supports field conservation projects in our Living Northwest, Wildlife Survival Fund and Partners for Wildlife programs. 

Thank you!

Living Northwest - $18,345

Tree Kangaroos - $7,959

Asian Elephants - $10,052

Western Lowland Gorillas - $9,552.85

Cranes of Asia - $4,563

Tigers - $33,426

African Elephants - $12,533

Orangutans - $9,316

Western Pond Turtles - $7,947

Humboldt Penguins - $8,658