Conservation

THE CONSERVATION HUB OF BREVARD

We not only have the responsibility to be responsive to the conservation needs of our community through a rigorously science-based approach, but to also connect our corner of the world with larger, more global conservation efforts.

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YOUR VISIT IMPACTS WILDLIFE

Quarters for Conservation makes it easy to support conservation programs on both local and global levels. Zoo visitors receive a “quarter” token to place into one of three conservation programs that need funding. The choices show how our efforts in Florida can affect world wide wildlife.

 

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 healthy habitats and living waters in our region. Many of these projects rely on our community for help. Click on the project to learn more.

Nursing sick and injured sea turtles back to health, including hundreds of tiny hatchlings and washbacks.

SEA TURTLE HEALING CENTER

Completing our largest living shoreline to date. We’re building habitats for wildlife and improving water quality for future generations.

RESTORE OUR SHORES

We are working to raise funds to go toward creating a habitat to save the grasshopper sparrow from extinction.

GRASSHOPPER SPARROW

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 terrapins! Please report sightings of diamondback terrapins in the Indian River Lagoon.

DIAMONDBACK TERRAPIN

Breeding endangered beach mice known as “Keepers of the Dunes”… miniature heroes protecting our shorelines.

PERDIDO KEY BEACH MICE

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

FROGWATCH
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GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

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

PART OF A LARGER PICTURE

Brevard Zoo is an AZA-accredited facility that hasa long history of contributing to conservation and doing the hard work needed to help save species. We remain deeply committed to advancing SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction, an AZA initiative, to protect the most vulnerable species.

 

AZA ACCREDITATION

SAFE INITIATIVE

GUEST SPEAKERS

SUSTAINABILITY AT BREVARD ZOO

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