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

ANIMAL WELFARE MILESTONE: Global Humane Certifies SeaWorld Abu Dhabi and Yas SeaWorld Research and Rescue

On May 16, Global Humane—the international brand of American Humane—joined representatives of SeaWorld and others in Washington, D.C. to celebrate a milestone for protecting animals. It was announced that both SeaWorld Abu Dhabi and Yas SeaWorld Research & Rescue have earned the Global Humane Certification. The certification ceremony took place at the National Press Club and included remarks from SeaWorld…
May 19, 2023

Global Humane Provides Animal Welfare Certification to SeaWorld® Yas Island, Abu Dhabi and Yas SeaWorld Research & Rescue Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, May 16, 2023 — Today, Global Humane—the international brand of American Humane, which is the world’s largest certifier of animal welfare—joined leaders of SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment and Miral in Washington, D.C. to announce the certification of both SeaWorld Abu Dhabi and Yas SeaWorld Research & Rescue. It’s the first Global Humane certification in the Middle…
May 16, 2023