Preserving the rich web of life essential to the survival of all the creatures of Earth

Humane Conservation™ is a certification program of American Humane, the first national humane organization in America and the world’s largest certifier of the welfare and humane treatment of animals in working and other environments. When you see the Humane Conservation program’s Humane Certified™ logo, be assured that the facility meets our high standards of animal care.

The Kiessling Prize

The Wolfgang Kiessling International Prize is an annually bestowed global award, dedicated to bringing worldwide attention and support to significant achievements in the field of conservation practice, theory, and research that add substantially to humankind’s efforts and knowledge for the benefit of all life on Earth.

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Escape from Extinction

American Humane’s inaugural 90-minute documentary throws a vitally important spotlight on critical efforts that may be among the last, best chances to save one million species on the verge of a catastrophic mass extinction.

Narrated by Academy Award, Tony and Emmy-Award-winner Helen Mirren, the film examines the work of the major zoological organizations that are racing against the clock to preserve the million species disappearing in today’s Sixth Mass Extinction.

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News & Updates

American Humane Launches New Podcast for Animal Lovers

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, December 4, 2023 — Today, Monday December 4th, 2023, American Humane announces the launch of its new official podcast, Robin’s Nest, hosted by American Humane president and CEO Dr. Robin Ganzert. Robin’s Nest explores the most pressing issues facing the incredible animals that share our planet, from the pets in our homes to the thousands of…
December 4, 2023

Poema del Mar Aquarium has Achieved the Global Humane Certified™ Distinction for Animal Welfare and Wellbeing

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, November 14, 2023 — Global Humane, the international brand of American Humane, the United States’ first national humane organization and world’s largest certifier of animal welfare practices, announced today that Poema del Mar Aquarium, an aquarium located in Spain’s Canary Islands, earned the Global Humane Certified™ distinction for meeting high standards for animal care. “We are thrilled…
November 14, 2023