Quarters for Conservation is an exciting initiative started in 2012 to boost Sequoia Park Zoo’s contributions to wildlife conservation efforts. In 2015, the zoo designated $0.25 of every admission ticket be donated to help fund wildlife conservation projects both locally and around the world. In turn, visitors receive a token at the ticket booth which represents their quarter, and they get to choose which conservation project to support.
This program has been wildly successful at other zoos and we are pleased that the response from our community has been equally positive—people clearly want to do their part to support conservation efforts! So the next time you visit the zoo, be sure to vote using your tokens – or even contribute your own quarters – and help us to do more for conservation.
Previously funded Quarters for Conservation Organizations
- 2015 – Salt River Estuary Restoration; Ferndale, CA $1,502.00
- 2016 – Gran Chaco Valley and Chacoan Peccary Preservation; Paraguay, South America $1,412.75
- 2016 – Udzunqwa Forest and Red Colobus Monkey Preservation; Tanzania, East Africa $1,972.75
- 2017 – Anti-poaching and Illegal Ivory Trade Prevention; Tanzania, Africa $2,432.50
- 2017 – Biological Corridors for Carnivore Conservation; Misiones, Argentina $1,322.25
- 2017 – Bring Vaquita Back from the Brink; Gulf of California, Mexico $1,530.00
- 2018 – Iberian Lynx Reintroduction Project; Extremadura Region, Spain $1,205.00
- 2018 – Protect Endangered Cotton-top Tamarins; Columbia $1,403.00