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

The Hill | 50 years after the Endangered Species Act, our fight against extinctions is only beginning

March 17, 2023 — It has been 50 years since the Endangered Species Act became law, undoubtedly changing the trajectory of species throughout the United States. Conservationists are documenting tremendous progress, but much work remains. NPR recently reported that Florida’s wood stork “may soon fly off the endangered species list.” Following habitat restoration, the bird’s population has more than doubled since the…
March 17, 2023

American Humane Announces Second Year of Wolfgang Kiessling International Prize for Species Conservation

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, February 15, 2023 — American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization and the world’s largest certifier of animal welfare, is thrilled to open nominations for the 2023 Wolfgang Kiessling International Prize for Species Conservation. Established in 2022, this award acknowledges those who achieve significant positive change in the field of conservation practice, theory and research.…
February 15, 2023