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.

As a Conservation Patron, you will help ensure that Earth’s magnificent wildlife and their habitats do not vanish. 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.

Please give as a WCS Conservation Patron today.


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

WCS Conservation Patrons are true partners in our all our efforts worldwide. As a Conservation Patron, your gift directly supports WCS’s work to save wildlife and wild places. Your impact is immediate and global. To recognize this generosity, you will receive the following conservation impact updates, insider access, and optional zoo benefits.*

Conservation Impact

  • Special updates and communications on how your support is advancing WCS's conservation efforts at our zoological parks and around the world.
  • Access to WCS’s annual report, a recap of our most compelling conservation outcomes and activities.
  • Recognition in the WCS annual report.

Insider Access

  • Exclusive invitations to insider-only events, calls, presentations, and webinars with WCS leadership and experts, including:
      • Family-oriented celebrations highlighting the exhibits at our zoos and aquarium, with opportunities to meet our animal keepers.
      • The Saving the Last of the Wild series where you can meet and interact with prominent conservationists, curators, and program specialists.
  • Invitations to special ticketed benefit events, including the annual Gala, Sip for the Sea,and Explorers’ Party.
  • Direct access to the Patrons team via designated Patron telephone line and e-mail address.

Zoo Benefits*

  • Unlimited admission for three adults, four guests, and eight children to our five wildlife parks, including all special exhibits and attractions.
  • 20% discount on food and retail purchases at all of our parks.
  • Free parking at the Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium.
  • Early morning and evening access to our parks on select days.
  • Discounts and advance registration for WCS Education programming, like Zoo Summer Camps.
  • Discounts on private, catered events at any of our parks.
    Contact us for more information, children’s birthday parties not included.


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

In addition to Patron Protector conservation impact, insider access, and zoo benefits*, Patron Guardians enjoy:

  • Insider invitations to special, global WCS travel opportunities and conservation briefings.
  • Annual, private tour at of any one of our five facilities.
  • Reserved parking (with 48 hour advance notice) for Bronx Zoo or the New York Aquarium.
  • Discounts on private, catered events at any of our parks.
    Contact us for more information, children’s birthday parties not included.
*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 invitations to events and calls with our conservation experts.

For more information about the Conservation Patrons Program, please call (718) 220-5085 or e-mail

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