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

Dr. Jon Paul Rodríguez Honored with the Inaugural Kiessling Prize

On June 24, in Washington, D.C., American Humane awarded Dr. Jon Paul Rodríguez, Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission, with the inaugural Wolfgang Kiessling International Prize for Species Conservation. The award, created in honor of Wolfgang F. Kiessling, the founder of Loro Parque and a globally acknowledged leader in the conservation space, is the world’s leading honor for conservation…
Savannah Young / August 4, 2022

Thank Your Zookeeper!

Last week was National Zookeeper Week, an opportunity to appreciate zookeepers’ hard work, conservation efforts and passion. Zookeepers at American Humane Certified™ zoos and aquariums hold a special place in our heart – they are the backbone of the facility, dedicating their lives to saving species, providing lifesaving research and education, and inspiring millions of visitors each year to protect…
Savannah Young / July 26, 2022