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Whooping cranes taking flight with the help of Operation Migration

Quarters for Conservation

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We not only support the conservation and sustainability of wildlife within our Zoo – we're passionate about putting our resources towards goals that matter. Along with a Zoo admission ticket, each guest receives “Quarters for Conservation” tokens at the admission booth. Head to one of our kiosks (located at all Zoo entrances) to cast your vote for conservation projects you’d like the Zoo to support.

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Check out our current conservation projects below. Can’t decide which project to vote for? Visit and vote again to support another amazing cause!

The Projects

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Tiger Species Survival Plan Tiger Conservation Campaign

The Tiger Conservation Campaign works with zoos around the country to support Amur, Malayan and Sumatran tiger conservation projects. These three tiger species are thought to number fewer than 500 individuals in the wild. Total global wild tiger numbers are less than 4,000 animals. Projects include anti-poaching efforts, combating wildlife crime, habitat protection, education and outreach.
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Proyecto Titi: Cotton-Top Tamarin

Proyecto Titi combines field research, education initiatives and community programs to make the conservation of natural resources economically feasible for local communities in Colombia. Cotton-top tamarins live only in Colombia in the wild, having been extirpated from the rest of their former range. Community members are a critical part of the tamarin conservation projects.
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Operation Migration

Operation Migration plays a role in the reintroduction of endangered whooping cranes into eastern North America through a partnership of non-profit organizations and government agencies. In the 1940s, only 15 birds remained. Operation Migration uses ultralight aircraft to teach cranes how to migrate from Canada to the Southeast United States. Over 300 birds currently live in the wild.
Learn more (in our "Conservation Around the Globe section)

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Neponset River Watershed Association

The Neponset River Watershed Association partners with local towns and volunteers to stop water pollution, educate area residents, monitor river health, open the watershed to recreation, and restore fish and wildlife habitats. Fourteen local towns are in the watershed, and it provides drinking water to over 160,000 people.
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View past Quarters for Conservation programs here.