Be A Conservation Hero. Your Vote Can Change the World.
- Join us in helping to make a difference for the conservation projects listed below by casting your vote.
- Each year we give $75,000 to conservation. With grants asking for over $82,000, your votes will help us decide which projects receive funding.
- Watch for voting results below to learn which projects your membership is helping us fund this year. Thank you for being a conservation hero!
Because of your votes the following projects will receive funding in 2019:
Safeguard the RAINFOREST in LAOS – $11,250
FULLY FUNDED at $11,250
Based in the Annamite Mountains of Laos, Project Anoulak works to conserve and study wildlife (white-cheek gibbon, Asian otter, saola, etc.) in the Nakai-Nam Theun National Protected Area. One of the most important and biodiverse forests left in the region, it is threatened by unsustainable harvesting and farming practices, as well as illegal poaching. This funding will purchase equipment needed to continue their critical conservation monitoring and research.
Promote native pride for AFRICAN LIONS – $3,000
FULLY FUNDED at $3,000
A continued partnership, the Ewaso ‘Lion Kids Camp’ educates Kenyan children of pastoral families in ways to avoid lion predation of their livestock. Without the help of local communities, African lions could be extinct in the wild within 20 years. This funding would help support a youth camp designed to connect these children to the local wildlife and nature, encouraging them to protect and champion big cats.
Help a village celebrate OKAPI – $6,000
FUNDED at $15,000
Found in the heart of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and one of the most biologically diverse areas in all of Africa, okapis have only been known to science since 1901. Threatened by habitat destruction, mining, poaching and civil unrest, there may be as few as 10,000 left in the wild. Through the Okapi Conservation Project, this funding would support a community outreach program for World Okapi Day to promote local education and co-existence between okapis, their habitat and local villages. This projected is co-supported by four other zoos.
More POLLINATOR GARDENS for schools – $9,000
FUNDED at $15,000.
Pollinators, like butterflies, birds and bees, are incredibly important to a healthy habitat and help fertilize many of the plants, fruits and vegetables we enjoy. For the second year in a row, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will provide a pollinator grant to three local elementary schools for $3,000 each. This program will help teach students the importance of protecting pollinators by building a garden they nurture and grow.
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.