As a facility accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Sequoia Park Zoo incorporates wildlife conservation as an essential part of its mission. This includes spreading awareness about threats to wildlife and habitats, inspiring conservation action among our visitors, and helping to fund conservation field work. Although we are a small facility, we still can make a significant conservation impact!
Zoos and aquariums provide visitors the opportunity to develop an appreciation and respect for the other animals with whom we share the Earth. With these connections comes the recognition that many wild populations are declining because of human impacts. As part of its connection to wildlife and wild places, the Sequoia Park Zoo is committed to supporting the continued existence of wild animal populations and the protection of their habitats.
Established in 2011, Sequoia Park Zoo’s Conservation Fund enables the zoo to directly impact local and global conservation by providing financial support to select organizations and field projects. The Conservation Fund has allowed the Sequoia Park Zoo to award several conservation grants each year, offer an annual conservation lecture series, and support red panda conservation through a donation to the Red Panda Network. The Conservation Fund is supported through the Quarters for Conservation program, events like International Red Panda Day, and private donors.
Quarters For Conservation
Quarters for Conservation is an exciting initiative started in 2012 to boost the Sequoia Park Zoo’s contributions to wildlife conservation efforts. In 2015, the Zoo designated $0.25 of every admission ticket to help fund conservation projects locally and around the world. Guests can vote for their favorite organization, and every visit helps support wildlife conservation!
Conservation Advisory Committee
The Sequoia Park Zoo Conservation Advisory Committee is comprised of Zoo staff, Foundation board members, scientific advisors, and community members. The Conservation Advisory Committee recommends projects and organizations to receive funding, implements ideas to grow the conservation fund, and raises public awareness on relevant conservation issues.
Green Practices at the Zoo
You know that zoos play an important role in the conservation of wildlife habitat and endangered species, but did you know that Sequoia Park Zoo helps conserve resources in other ways? We implement many green practices and encourage you to do your part to conserve energy and resources.
The Sequoia Park Zoo diverts 55,000 gallons of green waste from the landfill annually by composting animal manure and bedding, leaves, wool, and grass clippings on-site. This special compost is available to local gardeners and may be picked up by scheduling an appointment at (707) 441-4263. We also compost gallons of kitchen scraps every week left over from preparing animal diets.
Zoo buildings utilize energy-efficient lights and appliances with programmable timers and sensors to reduce energy consumption. Groundskeepers use eco-friendly cleaners, and our facility uses paper products with high recycled content, which conserves forest resources. We reuse and recycle wherever we can, and we encourage our visitors to do the same by providing recycling stations throughout the Zoo.