Become a Conservation Patron

As a Conservation Patron, you will help ensure that Earth’s magnificent wildlife and their habitats do not vanish. And at WCS’s five parks in New York City, Patrons help us inspire millions by sparking lifelong connections to nature.

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Conservation Patrons

Every win starts with you

The race to save wildlife and wild places is picking up pace—and for the health of our planet and our own survival, we cannot afford to lose. WCS’s frontline conservation efforts would not be possible without the incredible generosity and partnership of our Conservation Patrons. We’re in this together.

From the Arctic to the Amazon, Patron support makes it possible for WCS to protect vibrant coral reefs, immense tropical forests, and other vital wilderness areas while saving elephants, tigers, whales, and other at-risk species. And at WCS’s five parks in New York City, Patrons help us inspire millions by sparking lifelong connections to nature.

As our most loyal, passionate, and engaged supporters, WCS Conservation Patrons receive the following special benefits and exclusive access to our work:



Annual contribution of $1,500 - $9,999

  • Updates and communications on your impact as a donor
  • Direct access to the Patrons Team via designated email address and telephone line
  • Recognition in the WCS annual report
  • Access to WCS wall calendar and annual gift
  • Invitations to special events with WCS staff





Annual contribution of $10,000 - $24,999

  • All the benefits of the Protector, PLUS
  • Annual, private tour at any one of our five facilities
  • Reserved parking (with 48 hour advance notice) for the Bronx Zoo or New York Aquarium.
  • Invitations to special conservation briefings with WCS leadership
  • Access to global travel opportunities with WCS



Patrons Zoo Membership

Patrons Zoo Membership

WCS Patrons may optionally use a portion of their gift to receive a premium Membership to our five wildlife parks, which includes:

  • Unlimited admission for three adults, four guests, and eight children to our five wildlife parks
  • Free parking at the Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium
  • Discounts on food and retail purchases
  • Discounts on WCS education programming and private catered events at any of our parks.

*Please note: Zoo benefits are optional and change the tax-deductibility of your gift. If you want to make your gift go even further, let us know if you would like to waive your zoo membership benefits. You’ll still receive all other listed benefits.

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