Brevard Zoo Announces Projects to Receive Funding Through Quarters for Conservation Program

More than $100,000 was raised thus far this year

Brevard Zoo has selected 12 conservation projects to receive funding through its Quarters for Conservation (Q4C) grant program. (Brevard Zoo image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Brevard Zoo has selected 12 conservation projects to receive funding through its Quarters for Conservation (Q4C) grant program.

Seventy-four applications were received, from which the following initiatives were chosen:

  • African People and Wildlife (focused on big cats in northern Tanzania)
  • African Wildlife Conservation Fund (focused on endangered African wild dogs)
  • Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust (focused on critically endangered Madagascar pochards)
  • Elephant Connection Research Project (focused on elephants and giraffe in Zambia)
  • Florida Bat Conservancy
  • Florida Wildlife Hospital
  • Institute for Development, Ecology, Conservation & Cooperation (focused on critically endangered Nubian flapshell turtles in South Sudan)
  • International Otter Survival Fund
  • Little Fireface Project (focused on critically endangered Javan slow lorises)
  • Okapi Conservation Project (located in the Democratic Republic of Congo)
  • Saving Species (focused on orangutans, tigers and other animals in Sumatra)

Upon entry, each Zoo guest is given a token representing 25 cents and asked to “vote” for their favorite project. Three projects are featured at a time, rotating quarterly.

More than $100,000 has been raised thus far this year, with an average of $7,000 donated to each initiative.

Guests especially passionate about a particular project are encouraged to deposit “real” coins or bills.

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