Each time you visit the animals at Oakland Zoo, you conserve animals in the wild! Oakland Zoo’s "Quarters for Conservation" program makes you the conservation hero by dedicating 50 cents of your admission and 2 dollars of your membership fee to support wildlife conservation. You, our members and visitors, are part of this incredible team effort to take action for wildlife.
Your Vote Counts
Each October, the funds collected are calculated. One third of the funds support our three featured Q4C projects. Each project will get a substantial funding gift, determined by the distribution of tokens or “votes”. One third of the funds are dedicated to our conservation projects and partners around the globe, and the other third supports our on-site conservation projects.
Making a Difference
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!
Oakland Zoo's 2021 Quarters for Conservation Programs
In Glacier National Park, grizzly bears travel through the Goat Lick Underpass, looking for new homes and mates, safe from traffic. However, this beautiful viewing area is also popular with tourists, causing the bears to avoid their needed pathway.
The Glacier National Park Passage Project will provide infrastructure to protect this vital wildlife corridor, allowing people to be inspired at a safe distance, and grizzlies to peacefully amble on.
Our Golden State is a biodiversity hot spot, teaming with wildlife that we love and protect. Sadly, our native animals face great challenges, like car strikes, lead poisoning, and climate-related wildfires.
Oakland Zoo's Wildlife Rescue & Recovery efforts enable lifesaving veterinary treatment and care of California condors, mountain lions, endangered rabbits, and even frogs, keeping the wildlife we live with healthy and thriving.
For people living near the Kibale Forest of Uganda, resources must be used sustainably for the jungle that chimpanzees call home to survive and flourish.
The New Nature Foundation empowers communities to live sustainably through education, tree planting, biomass briquettes and eco-stove use, ensuring a connected society that celebrates and chimpanzees that share their forest home.