June is National Zoos and Aquariums Month, celebrated annually to honor the role of the world’s zoos and aquariums in conservation, education, recreation and research. These facilities carry out the invaluable work of preserving the extraordinary species with whom we share the planet, and many are personally responsible for preventing the extinction of species on the verge of disappearing forever.
As animals continue to be raised in zoos, aquariums and conservation parks, versus out in the wild, increasing numbers of people are demanding, rightfully so, that their welfare and treatment be ensured and, most importantly, verified. While various broad accreditation programs exist, American Humane’s certification program is the only independent third-party certification effort solely devoted to the humane treatment of animals.
Backed by the most well respected, iconic names in animal science, animal welfare and animal ethics, American Humane’s Conservation certification program adheres to guidelines that guarantee the welfare and humane treatment of animals at zoos, aquariums, conservation centers and other zoological facilities across the globe. When you see the Humane Conservation program’s Humane Certified™ logo, you can rest assured that the facility meets the highest standards of animal care.
Animals enrich our lives and our planet, and with challenges facing species worldwide, humanity has a moral and ethical obligation to preserve wild and endangered animals. The exceptional work that professionals at zoos and aquariums do is helping to save species, provide life-saving research and education, and inspire millions of visitors each year to protect the animals that they see and interact with.
There are now 63 American Humane Certified™ parks playing a vital role in preserving the world’s remarkable creatures. Congratulations to them all for earning the rigorous American Humane Certified™ seal. Thanks to them, the endangered species we all want to preserve will exist for generations to come. This June, support these modern day zoological facilities by visiting a Humane Certified™ zoo or aquarium near you.