Be A Conservation Hero. Your Vote Can Change the World.
Thank you for helping us decide where to spend $75,000 for important wildlife conservation efforts around the world. We continue to seek the support and input from members to help us continue our mission of animal care, captive breeding and conservation.
Because of your votes the following projects will receive funding:
Promote native pride for LIONS.
Received 23% of the votes – FULLY FUNDED at $16,000.
For $16,100, we can help fund educational materials and equipment for 3 kids camps in Kenya. African lions are in serious need of help and could be extinct in the wild within 20 years. The Ewaso ‘Lion Kids Camp’ connects Kenyan kids of pastoral families to nature, promote positive attitudes towards wildlife and ways to avoid lion predation of local livestock.
Help VULTURES safely soar.
Received 9% of the votes – PARTICALLY FUNDED at $6,900.
Last year, members voted to support the release of over 30 African vultures. Vulpro is now seeking $20,000 to follow and monitor these birds to learn more. The team at Vulpro hopes to learn more about threats faced after reintroduction and what methods work best for reintroduction. Both the endangered Cape vulture and the critically endangered white-backed vulture are crucial to the local South African ecosystem.
POLLINATOR gardens for local schools.
Received 16% of the votes – FULLY FUNDED at $9,000.
Fund this grant to award $3,000 each to three local elementary schools for gardens. Pollinators, like butterflies, birds and bees, are not only important to a healthy habitat but help fertilize many of the plants, fruits and vegetables we enjoy! Because pollinators are so important, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has created a new grant funded with membership revenue aiming to support three local elementary school pollinator gardens. Both the education and conservation department will work with the schools once awarded.
*Additionally, we decided to send $1,000 (matched by) to help the Turtle Survival Alliance provide care for over 11,000 critically endangered radiated tortoises confiscated from a private residence in Madagascar.
These funds are only possible because of your membership.
Not only do your Quarters for Conservation (Q4C) tokens help distribute $75,000 to conservation, but your vote today will decide which additional field conservation efforts receive funding this year. Thank you for your dedication to conservation in the wild.