Loro Parque Becomes First Facility in Europe to Achieve Humane Certification for Care of Its Animals

American Humane, America’s first national humane organization and the world’s largest certifier of animal welfare and well-being, announcedthat Loro Parqueachieved certification from the global American Humane Conservation program. Loro Parque, the 33-acre zoo in Puerto de la Cruz,passed a rigorous third-party audit to become the first institution in Europe to earn the program’s prestigious Humane Certified™ seal of approval. The American Humane Conservation program is the first-ever certification program solelydevoted to helping verify the humane treatment of animals living in Continue reading

Richard Branson’s airlines have emitted 7.1 million metric tons of CO2

Source: http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/10/richard-bransons-airlines-have-emitted-7-1-million-metric-tons-of-co2/ Virgin CEO Richard Branson may be championing green business investments, but his airline empire has emitted more than 7.1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere over the years. Branson recently took to his blog to decry global warming denialism, saying that those who are skeptical of mankind’s effect on the planet should “get out of our way.” But Branson’s own airline companies have emitted millions of metric tons of carbon into the atmosphere. Branson’s flagship airline Continue reading

The four sandbar sharks celebrate their first birthday in Loro Parque

The best zoo in Europe and #2 in the world, according to TripAdvisor, is once again celebrating. The sandbar shark babies born in the Aquarium of Loro Parque are now turning exactly one year of age and are full of health and strength. Abel, Airam, Liam and Juan, the first specimens of this species to be born under human care in the entire region of the Canary Islands, will be eventually heading to the soon-to-be-open gran aquarium Poema del Mar Continue reading

IX. International Parrot Convention 2018

Dear friend, We are pleased to inform you that the preparations for the IX International Parrot Convention are in full swing, as the registration has opened. There is only a little more than one year left for the ninth convention and we are looking forward to seeing you again. Do not hesitate and register now on our website. Many unforgettable surprises and events await you during the new edition. We are looking forward to meeting you again in Tenerife. See Continue reading

Dolphins’ immune systems are failing due to polluted oceans

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/dolphin-immune-systems-polluted-oceans-sea-water-bottlenose-georgia-aquarium-florida-south-carolina-a7717591.html Wild dolphins have weaker immune systems than captive dolphins because of polluted sea water, a study has found. Researcher`s compared the immune health of four groups of bottlenose dolphins living in aquariums and off the coast of America. Pollutants in the oceans around Florida and South Carolina were found to be putting a strain on the wild dolphins’ immune systems, making it more difficult for the animals to fight off bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites. Wild dolphins’ immune Continue reading

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