Quarters for Conservation
Your Vote Can Change The World
Quarters for Conservation is an exciting program at Brevard Zoo that raises money to support conservation projects here in Florida and around the world! The program is funded by each visit you make to the Zoo. You get to choose which project you'd like your visit to support!
How it works:
Quarters for Conservation is funded by 25 cent from each Brevard Zoo guest admission and $5 from each membership purchased.
One every vist to Brevard Zoo, you'll receive a "quarter" token that enables you to vote for a conservation project that inspires you! Every three months, three different conservation projects are featured at the Quarters for Conservation voting station located just after passing through the Brevard Zoo's entrance turnstiles. The percentage of votes made with tokens for each project determines how much funding the project receives. Additional votes can be made with actual quarters (or bills)!
Remember to vote for you favorite project on your next visit to Brevard Zoo. YOUR vote can change the world!
Thank you to all of our guests and members for voting to support Quarters for Conservation projects - your visits and votes have raised over $85,000 for local and international conservation projects since 2011!
See what projects are being highlighted right now at Brevard Zoo's Quarters for Conservation voting station:
Lowland Tapir Conservation Initiative (LTCI): Pantanal Tapir Program
The Giant Armadillo Project
The Giant Armadillo Project is successfully establishing the first long-term ecological study on the Giant Armadillo in the Pantanal. The Pantanal is one of the world's largest tropical wetland areas and is located mostly within Brazil and extends into portions of Bolivia and Paraguay. Research is conducted using radio transmitters, camera traps, burrow surveys, resource monitoring, resource mapping and interviews. Recently, the project has started to expand to other Xenarthrans (the group represented by anteaters, tree sloths and armadillos) in the study area. The Brevard Zoo Quarters for Conservation will pay for one ful time field assistant and supplies needed to conduct research on Giant Armadillos and other Xenarthrans. Follow the Pantanal Giant Armadillo Project on Facebook!
Proyecto Tití is a multi-disciplinary in situ conservation program designed to provide information to assist in the long-term preservation of the cotton-top tamarin and to develop local community advocates to promote conservation efforts in Colombia. Cotton-top tamarins are an endangered species of primate found only in the tropical forests of Columbia where they are frequently kept as pets in my communities. Proyecto Tití works to decrease the number of cotton-top tamarins that enter the illegal pet trade. The Brevard Zoo Quarters for Conservation program will allow Proyecto Tití to enlist the help of a local community musica and art teacher to illustrate to school children why wildlife should be kept in the wild and not as pets.