Conservation

THE CONSERVATION HUB OF BREVARD COUNTY

In addition to doing our part to meet the environmental needs of our community, we’re connecting our corner of the world to larger conservation efforts at the state, national and global levels.

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YOUR VISIT IMPACTS WILDLIFE

Quarters for Conservation makes it easy to help wildlife in our backyard and around the world. Zoo visitors receive a “quarter” token to place into one of three conservation programs that need funding. The choices show how our efforts here in Brevard County can benefit animals across the globe.

 

QUARTERS FOR CONSERVATION

FIELD PROJECTS

Your Zoo makes a tremendous impact in our own backyard. Here are some of the projects that we are participating in to ensure vibrant habitats and healthy waters in our region. Click on each project to learn more.

This behind-the-scenes facility exists to nurse sick and injured sea turtles back to health, from mighty adults to petite hatchlings and washbacks.

SEA TURTLE HEALING CENTER

We’re building living shorelines in the Indian River Lagoon, which provide homes for wildlife and improve water quality for future generations.

RESTORE OUR SHORES

Only with your help can the Florida Scrub-Jay, a critically-endangered North American bird, have the opportunity to thrive.

FLORIDA SCRUB-JAY

You can help our local terrapin population by reporting sightings in the Indian River Lagoon.

DIAMONDBACK TERRAPIN

These tiny-but-mighty rodents are known as “keepers of the dunes,” and we’re helping to breed them back from the brink of extinction.

PERDIDO KEY BEACH MOUSE

This nationwide AZA program relies on data from citizen scientists to assess the conservation status of native amphibians.

FROGWATCH USA

GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

Field conservationists associated with non-profit wildlife conservation organizations, check out this opportunity to apply for support through the Wildlife Emergency Fund.

PART OF A LARGER PICTURE

As an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), we have a long history of helping to protect imperiled species and ecosystems. We are committed to SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction, an AZA-led initiative to defend some of the world’s most vulnerable wildlife.

 

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SUSTAINABILITY

We are better together, which means we focus not only on our own green initiatives at the Zoo, but also work alongside our community to make environmentally friendly changes that protect wildlife and improve our quality of life.

CONSERVATION PARTNERS