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, will be part of this exciting evolution in conservation.
In August 2014, the funds will be calculated. Fifty percent will be designated for on-going Oakland Zoo Conservation Fund 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!
Once an abundant native of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog is now facing extinction due in part to the highly lethal chytrid fungus.
However, thanks to the anti-fungal baths developed by San Francisco State University’s Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog Project, there is hope for these frogs and amphibians around the world.
“The King of the Jungle” is in trouble. African lion populations have declined from 200,000 in the 1980s to under 30,000 individuals today due to human development and the resulting human-wildlife conflict.
Through research, education, and providing sustainable income opportunities for people in and around Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park, the Uganda Carnivore Program aims to create a habitat fit for a king.
The tallest mammal in the world is in serious decline. Reticulated giraffes have had an 80 percent drop in numbers in the last decade due to poaching and habitat loss.
The Reticulated Giraffe Project in Kenya aims to discover what giraffes eat, how their family groups function, and where they go when roaming the savannah. Through the power of information, help for this iconic figure of Africa is within reach.
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