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Quarters for Conservation

Brevard Zoo's Mission

"We Share Our Joy of Nature to Help Wildlife and People Thrive"

Quarters for Conservation logoEvery 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.

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. 

 

Creating Relationships

Women for Conservation field photoOur mission is to share our joy of nature to help wildlife and people thrive. We’re changing our Quarters for Conservation program to dedicate ourselves to a longer-lasting partnership with a nonprofit that aligns with this mission. For the next three years, 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.  

 

Current Projects

Nature Conservation and Study Centre (NCSC)

The NCSC’s project maintains a well-rounded balance between community and conservation research. This organization is involved in bat habitat surveys to identify fruit-eating bat species that play primary roles in the pollination of chiuri flowers. There will be a collaboration with the Chepang indigenous community with fruit tree plantations to promote additional food for the fruit bat. In addition, the community will be involved in beekeeping workshops and creating conservation youth groups.

Victoria Falls Wildlife Fund

The Victoria Falls Wildlife Fund addresses the current status of critically endangered vultures. This project involves protecting and monitoring breeding habitats and rehabilitating and releasing any vultures injured through human conflict. This organization will also establish and share a poisoning incident rapid response protocol. All employees are from the local community thus providing job security through conservation efforts.

The Mead Foundation Inc.

Sea turtles continue to face threats of pollution, habitat destruction and egg poaching. The Pawikan Project is establishing a hotline for reporting nests in the Philippines. This organization will engage the local community to become Pawikan Rangers to oversee the safety and security of the hatchery, coordinate releases and become advocates amongst the community members. This will create a source of income for locals that directly benefits the health and wellness of the nesting turtles.

 

Vote and Make an Impact

Zoo guests can now “vote” for one of three chosen conservation projects using our new virtual voting system. The organization with the most votes will be granted extra funding at the end of each 6-month voting period. In 2022, six local and global projects will be supported by Quarters for Conservation thanks to Zoo lovers like you! Stay tuned for an announcement on these projects! 

 

How to Apply

Applications for 2023 are now open! Please note that applications are due on November 1. Decisions will be announced on December 15. Thank you for your interest in Quarters for Conservation!

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