QUARTERS FOR CONSERVATION

HOW IT WORKS

 

Quarters for Conservation kiosk

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!

CAST YOUR VOTE

 

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.



 

current PROJECTS

 

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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Ensuring Survival of African Elephants: Parks without Borders

Project leader Dr. Charles Foley and his team have been studying and protecting the 2,000 plus elephants of Tanzania’s Tarangire National park for two decades. The team conducts vital anti-poaching efforts, and because these elephants migrate great distances, important new work is needed to identify and protect key private lands and wildlife corridors outside the park.

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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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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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VOTING RESULTS

2016 Results

The totals are in from 2016, calculated from your Quarters for Conservation votes. Here is how you voted:

Saving Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest – 12% - $15,725.37

Understanding Washington’s Carnivores – 9% - $11.653.72

Crazy for Carnivores – 8% - $10,084.98

Wildlife Survival Fund – 7% - $9,195.23

Ensuring Survival of Borneo’s Asian Elephants – 9% - $12,412.40

Securing Snow Leopards in Kyrgyzstan – 12% - $16,156.95

Ensuring Survival of African Elephants – 11% - $13,881.60

Protecting Orangutans – 8% - $10,905.61

Defending Tiger Survival – 12% - $15,866.96

Conserving PNG Forests and Tree Kangaroos – 7% - $9,126.33

Restoring Crane Populations of the Russian Far East – 5% - $6,588.82

Our Mission

Woodland Park Zoo saves animals and their habitats through conservation leadership and engaging experiences, inspiring people to learn, care and act.

 

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