Every Brevard Zoo guest can be a conservationist through our Quarters for Conservation program! Twenty-five cents of each daily ticket and $5 from each membership purchased go toward one of our featured conservation organizations.
Zoo guests can participate in our new virtual voting system to support one of the selected conservation projects. Beginning in 2024, the organization that receives the highest number of votes will be flown out to Brevard Zoo – connecting our guests, volunteers, and staff to the organization’s compelling project.
These organizations are chosen based on a variety of criteria. Brevard Zoo strives to select organizations that reflect our mission of sharing our joy of nature to help wildlife and people thrive.
Applications are now closed for 2024.
Our mission is to share our joy of nature to help wildlife and people thrive. We’ve dedicated ourselves to a longer-lasting partnership with a nonprofit that aligns with this mission. For three years (2022-2024), we will support Women for Conservation with funding and mentorship. Women for Conservation empowers women to protect endangered wildlife and their habitats. This nonprofit provides women in rural communities in South America with environmental education, gives them the resources to implement conservation projects and connects them with comprehensive healthcare. Women for Conservation also trains women in sustainable, eco-friendly careers that are an alternative to the work that harms the environment and local biodiversity such as logging and cattle ranching.
To help endangered giant manta rays in northern Peru, Planeta Oceano works with local coastal communities to increase their participation in marine research, education, environmental leadership. By doing so, they hope to reduce manta bycatch and reactivate community-based ecotourism.
Protecting sharks, rays and guitarfish from overfishing in Kenya, A Rocha works with eight local fisherman groups to provide them with information, training them on data collection of the target species, and putting pressure on legislation for better protections.