Why Humane Conservation™?
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.
About the Certification
Ensuring the humane treatment of animals in zoos, aquariums, and animal parks
Scientific Advisory Committee
Meet the experts behind our Humane Conservation standards
Why do we need Humane Conservation certification? Read our White Paper to find out
The Wolfgang Kiessling International Prize for Species Conservation
Humankind’s Highest Honor for the Conservation of Earth’s Endangered and Disappearing Species
72 Humane Certified™ Parks
The good work that professionals at zoos and aquariums do is helping to save species, provide life-saving research and education, and inspire millions of visitors each year to protect the animals that they see and interact with. American Humane has created a rigorous certification program so that visitors have a way to recognize the best zoos and aquariums around the world. Support these modern day zoological facilities by visiting a Humane Certified™ zoo or aquarium near you – when you see the Humane Certified™ seal, rest assured that the facility meets the highest standards of animal care.
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The program is designed to assure future generations that the animals they care about are experiencing good welfare in their respective zoos and aquariums- Linda Reeve Peddie, DVM
This is definitely needed in our industry, as we all work to improve the level of care of animals.- Barbara Baker, DVM, President & CEO, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
The Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo fully endorses the American Humane Association Humane Conservation program- Stuart D. Strahl, PhD, President and CEO, Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo
I express my respect and gratitude to American Humane Association for the development of this initiative.- David R. Blasko, Director of Animal Care, The Mirage Hotel and Casino
This exciting initiative provides added assurance of the humane treatment and welfare of animals- Kathleen Dezio, President & CEO, Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks & Aquariums
This is a unique and bold initiative for ensuring animal welfare in zoological institutions- David S. Miller, DVM, PhD, DACZM, Consultant