Quarters for Conservation


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.

Challenges to Conservation

Conservation Approaches

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 Takes Action...

Oakland Zoo's 2021-2022 Quarters for Conservation Programs

Our Golden State is a biodiversity hot spot, teaming with wildlife that we love and want to protect.

Oakland Zoo's WILDLIFE RESCUE & RECOVERY efforts enable lifesaving emergency veterinary and animal care treatment for native wildlife, like mountain lions and bears, who become orphaned, injured, or caught in California's devastating wildfires.

Oakland Zoo envisions a thriving population of the endangered California condor soaring over the cliffs of Big Sur.

Our commitment to condors includes our onsite life-saving treatment for lead-poisoning and support of VENTANA WILDLIFE SOCIETY'S work to ensure the survival of wild condor chicks.

Oakland Zoo is committed to fighting the effects of climate change, like diseases threatening our amphibians.

We collect MOUNTAIN YELLOW LEGGED FROG tadpoles, treat them for chytrid fungus, then release healthy populations, who are critical to a healthy food chain, back into wilds of our Golden State.

...And So Can You!