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.

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

Stories From the Frontlines of the Conservation Movement

Summer is just around the corner! Looking for a great way to spend the long, hot summer days? We recommend visiting an American Humane Certified™ zoo or aquarium! The good work that professionals at Humane Certified™ zoological institutions do is helping to save species, provide lifesaving research and education, and inspire millions of visitors each year to protect the animals…
Savannah Young / May 19, 2022

Marineland Dolphin Adventure Earns American Humane Certified™ Seal for Exceptional Animal Welfare

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, May 9, 2022 — American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization and the world’s largest certifier of animal welfare practices, today announced that Marineland Dolphin Adventure earned the American Humane Certified™ seal, demonstrating the exceptional welfare and treatment provided to animals in its care. The facility passed rigorous, expert third-party audits to join a growing…
May 9, 2022