Oakland Zoo is committed to you becoming part of our conservation vision by dedicating 50 cents of your admission and two dollars of your membership fee to wildlife around the world.
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.
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.
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!
This year’s Quarters for Conservation projects focus on our planet’s most critical issue, Climate Change. Thanks to you, our members and visitors, we are Taking Action for Wildlife and a resilient climate together.
As chronic droughts and wildfires increase in California, available prey and water sources becomes a challenge for California resident wolf packs, forcing them closer to ranching communities. Working Circle Gray Wolf Project creates solutions to this challenge by teaming with ranchers to ensure people, livestock, and wolves thrive in our changing world.
Rising ocean temperatures caused by climate change are threatening sea turtles globally, including the delicate coastal ecosystems they live in. ARCAS Sea Turtle Project works to protect, rescue, and release sea turtles and restore mangrove wetlands on the South coast of Guatemala.
Climate change and rising urban temperatures threaten our well-being both locally and globally. A supported and empowered youth is key to finding solutions. Oakland Youth Climate Pathways gives Oakland’s next generations the opportunity to become leaders in climate science and conservation behavior change through service learning and mentored action projects.