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QUARTERS FOR CONSERVATION

 

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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Your Membership Helps Save Wildlife

$2.50 of your membership goes directly to saving wildlife with our Quarters for Conservation program, which lets you vote for your favorite conservation project every time you visit. And, now you can vote online! Programs with the most votes receive the most zoo funding, so your choice makes a difference.



 

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 25 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 Silverspot butterflies, river otters and Northwest carnivores like grizzly bears, wolverines and wolves.

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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 has partnered with Panthera and Rimba to protect the remaining Malayan tigers, their prey and habitat in Peninsular Malaysia.

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Restoring Crane Populations of the Russian Far East

Hooded, white-naped and red crowned cranes are just a few of the wetland birds that call Muraviovka Par in far east Russia home. The park consists of 15,000 acres of wetlands, with1,700 acres of adjacent crop fields providing a living landscape for wildlife and people alike.

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Crazy for Carnivores

Carnivores play a unique role in the health of the ecosystem. Losing key carnivores like jaguars, cougars, lions, bears, wolves, wolverines and tigers can have a dramatic impact on habitats and humans. Help us learn more about large carnivores so we can help them survive.

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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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Wildlife Survival Fund: Investing in Endangered Species Before It's Too Late

Loss of species diversity is happening at an extraordinary rate. The Wildlife Survival Fund is intended to support additional field conservation and recovery projects on endangered species through grants to programs focusing on komodo dragons, penguins, bats, Western lowland gorillas, and amphibians.

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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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2015 Results

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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