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

National Visit The Zoo Day

December 27th is National Visit the Zoo Day. Ever since the first one opened in 1793, zoos have been home to a wide range of species from around the world. They have provided visitors with close encounters to wildlife and advanced invaluable scientific research. Just one trip to the zoo can increase one’s environmental awareness, cultivating a deep appreciation for…
December 27, 2022

Join Us In Celebrating International Animal Rights Day

December 10th is International Animal Rights Day – a special occasion to reaffirm our obligation to protect and preserve the animals that enliven our planet. Started by the humane organization, Uncaged, in 1998, this date intentionally coincides with Human Rights Day, reminding us that values such as dignity and respect are also owed to animals. Animals cannot protest, advocate, or…
December 8, 2022