Oakland Zoo is proud to be involved with active conservation projects right on our Zoo grounds. From observational research to habitat restoration to raise and release work, the Zoo is dedicated to our conservation vision of improving global health and preserving biodiversity.
Saving Wildlife with Each Visit:
Each time you visit the animals at Oakland Zoo, you will be helping animals in the wild. Oakland Zoo has launched a new initiative called Quarters for Conservation, which will dramatically enhance our ability to support wildlife conservation. You, our members and visitors, will be part of this exciting evolution in conservation.
A clean and beautiful stretch of the Arroyo Viejo Creek runs through Oakland Zoo grounds, secretly flowing under the entrance road to the Park. The Arroyo Viejo Creek Restoration Project began with a mission to repair damaged and neglected stream areas by preventing bank erosion, increasing stability, and improving habitat for creek wildlife.
Did you know that each visitor to Oakland Zoo is connected to each of our animals? It is true! Actions we all take each day affect the lives of animals all over the world. Oakland Zoo is the perfect place to make that connection. We invite you to read our Connection Messages. These messages include information about the threats animals face in both the wild and captivity, and what Oakland Zoo is doing to help. Most importantly, these messages help visitors understand their own connection to each species, and what they can do to help as individuals.
Oakland Zoo is excited to be part of the first Western Pond Turtle head starting program in California. Each nesting season, Oakland Zoo, San Francisco Zoo and Sonoma State students spend a month tracking, marking and monitoring gravid female turtles.
In the Field N. America
In the Field Africa
In the Field Asia
In the Field L. America
In the Field Global
The Green Zoo
Quarters for Conservation
Arroyo Viejo Creek Project
Make the Connection
Western Pond Turtle