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 the highest standards of animal care.

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 Importance of Mating and Dating this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love and romance for people across the globe, but zoos and aquariums also use the holiday to provide a glimpse into the private lives of a variety of animals – from courtship to breeding, furry, feathered and scaly creatures indulge in exotic romantic rituals. Mating and dating dances, otherwise referred to as breeding programs…
Author Image Robin R. Ganzert, Ph.D. / February 11, 2021

Mystic Aquarium Included in American Humane’s Conservation Documentary, Escape From Extinction

MYSTIC, CONNECTICUT, October 16, 2020 — American Humane is pleased to note that Mystic Aquarium, an American Humane Certified institution, can be seen in its inaugural feature-length documentary, Escape From Extinction, which opens nationwide today. The film, narrated by Academy Award Winner Helen Mirren, showcases the critical efforts certified and accredited zoos and aquariums are undertaking to preserve millions of…
October 16, 2020