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Quarters for Conservation

Your visit to Roger Williams Park Zoo isn’t just an adventure, it’s an investment in the future of wildlife. 25 cents from every general admission tickets is directly contributed to conservation efforts, both locally and globally. Thank you for helping making a difference!

Here’s a look at the current and past projects that your visit helps support.

Current Projects

Elephant health camp

Katie Adamson Conservation Fund

The Katie Adamson Conservation Fund uses a multifaceted approach to help empower and educate the people of our planet to work together to save our remaining ecosystems in across the globe. Their reach includes conflict mitigation with elephants in Tanzania, jaguar, sea turtle, and tapir research in Costa Rica, and the sharing of expertise in elephant footcare Nepal.

dozens of birds along the beach

Punta San Juan Program

Through knowledge and scientific research, the Punta San Juan Program aims to better understand the marine ecosystem of the Humbolt current including resident species of pinniped, various marine invertebrates, and Humbolt penguin.

gibbon in the rainforest

Gibbon Rehabilitation Project

The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project combats the illegal use of gibbons through tourism awareness and aims to return them back to where they were previously poached to extinction over 40 years ago.

Photo of trees with logo of "PVD Tree Plan"

PVD Tree Plan

The PVD Tree Plan is a community-led initiative to plant and care for trees in low-income neighborhoods of color across Providence, so that everyone in the city has equal access to the health, climate, and economic benefits of our urban trees.

Past Quarters for Conservation Programs


Monitoring Threatened Turtles with Newt the Dog: Newt, a Labrador retriever, has been trained to sniff at-risk turtle species in hard-to-reach places. With Newt’s help, New England zoo staff and biologists can collect the data needed to create important turtle conservation plans.

Wild Nature Institute: Wild Nature Institute studies wild Masai giraffes, a savannah ecosystem keystone species, in Tanzania using a computer program that can recognize each individual giraffe by their unique spot patterns.

Project Selva: As an alternative to the sale of Amazonian timber and land, Project Selva helps indigenous communities in South America earn money by selling their handmade artisan goods through zoo gift shops.

New Nature Foundation: By building efficient stoves, sharing clean-burning fuel, planting trees, and providing ecological education, the New Nature Foundation helps communities in Uganda and Vietnam live in harmony with nature.

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