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.

Program Details

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

White Paper

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

74 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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