Saving Wildlife with Each Visit

Each time you visit the animals at the Oakland Zoo, you will be helping animals in the wild. The 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, are part of this incredible effort to take action for wildlife.

Your Vote Counts!

wildlife conservation, wild animals Each October, the funds collected are calculated. Fifty percent is designated for on-going Oakland Zoo Action for Wildlife programs and partnerships. The other half is earmarked for the three projects featured. Each project will get a substantial funding gift, determined by the distribution of tokens or “votes”.

A remarkable shift in the role zoos play in the world of conservation emerges as Quarters for Conservation takes the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) by storm. With over eighteen zoos already involved and more planning to launch, saving wildlife is possible!

Soar for California Condors

wildlife conservation, wild animals The California condor was once on the brink of extinction. Thanks to the work of Ventana Wildlife Society, more than 200 condors now live in the wild. However, this population is still challenged by lead poisoning from consuming carcasses shot with lead bullets. The Ventana Wildlife Society works with partner organizations, like Oakland Zoo, to give medical care to California condors, monitor behaviors through radio tracking, educate the public, and ensure this native bird continues to soar over California.

Go Big for Elephants

wildlife conservation, wild animals Ninety-six elephants are killed each day by poachers, driven by an increasing international demand for ivory. At this rate, African elephants may be extinct in the wild in 10 to 15 years. Big Life employs over 300 rangers from the local Maasai communities and funds vehicles, tracker dogs, a network of informers, and aerial support to protect elephants and other wildlife across Kenya and Tanzania. Big Life offers big hope for both the people and the majestic wildlife of East Africa.

Leap for Lemurs

wildlife conservation, wild animals Lemurs are the most endangered mammal on Earth and are only found in Madagascar, one of the world’s poorest countries. These primates are threatened by habitat loss due to rosewood logging and illegal poaching for bushmeat. Centre ValBio protects lemurs through wildlife research and education programs. Their efforts also include sustainable economic development initiatives with local villages to improve sanitation, diet, and livelihoods. Centre Valbio is vital to both the people and the wildlife of this unique island ecosystem.

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

Conservation On-Site

Quarters for Conservation

CA Condor Recovery Program

Arroyo Viejo Creek Project

Make the Connection

Western Pond Turtle

Mountain Yellow Legged Frog

Puerto Rican Crested Toad

Mountain Lion Initiative

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