The Loro Parque aquarium exhibits nine different species of jellyfish Self-reproduced for the first time in Spain

The Loro Parque aquarium has become the only place in Spain where up to nine different species of jellyfish can be observed in its AquaViva exhibition.  This record has allowed experts to obtain a wide knowledge of the animals and their populations. This great exhibition has become a valuable tool for research and conservation.  Thus the work of the aquarium team in self-cultivating their own species helps them to know their biological needs and to be able to apply all Continue reading

The preservation of cetaceans and the sustainable development of the Macaronesian Atlantic Area, are the main objectives of the MARCET II project

The INTERREG project, known as MARCET, today begins its second stage of activity and launches several scientific and technological research studies that will, over the next three years, allow it to evaluate and analyse the impact of human activity in marine protected areas of the Macaronesian Atlantic, using cetaceans as protagonists, not only because they are considered emblematic species, but also because they are bioindicators of the healthy environmental status of the marine areas where they reside and umbrellas for Continue reading

Loro Parque presents the 2018 Gorilla Award to Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays

The headquarters of the Presidency of the Government of the Canary Islands this Friday, October 18, hosted the presentation of the prestigious Gorilla 2018 Award to Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays.  The award celebrates its sixteenth anniversary this year and highlights environmental responsibility, taking into account strategies and actions to conserve biodiversity and the sustainable use of resources. On this occasion, Loro Parque wished to reward the airline’s customer-oriented policy, with its strong commitment to environmental sustainability, as Continue reading

Without zoos nothing is going on

By: TAZ Link:!5626458/?goMobile2=1570752000000 Even if we save the climate by 2050, we could still be pretty alone: That’s too late for thousands of animal and plant species. Hooray, it’s the year 2050 and the climate is saved! Who would have considered this possible three decades ago? That it could actually be possible to contain global warming at 1.5 degrees! So, everything went all right again? Unfortunately, no. Because for thousands of animal and plant species every help came too late. Continue reading

IAAPA Responds to TripAdvisor

Dear Mr. Kaufer: On behalf of IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, and our more than 6,000 members around the world, we are deeply disappointed and concerned about TripAdvisor’s recent decision to no longer sell tickets to attractions with cetaceans in professional care. The decision does not consider the ongoing and unwavering commitment to the overall welfare, health and care of these animals. IAAPA has many members around the world with animals in their care. These members are Continue reading

The Loro Parque – Siam Park Cicloturista cycling event celebrated this Sunday, October 13, its twelfth edition, during which it offered 81 kilometres of spectacle and sport in its purest form.  On this occasion, more than 300 cyclists covered the distance between Loro Parque and Siam Park, located in Puerto de La Cruz and Adeje respectively, consolidating the success of a non-competitive event that gains participants in each new edition. The departure was from Loro Parque at 9am, and the Continue reading

The Loro Parque – Siam Park Cicloturista cycling event successfully celebrates its twelfth edition

Source: American HumaneIn Face of Sixth Mass Extinction, American Humane Asks TripAdvisor to Reverse Decision TripAdvisor’s policy change is ill-advised, is not based in science, and will harm the very animals it seeks to protect,” says Dr. Paul Boyle, national director of humane conservation at American Humane. “As the country’s first national humane organization and passionate, global animal advocates for more than 140 years, we profoundly disagree with this decision. We propose that a balanced approach toward actually helping to Continue reading

The Questionable Ethics of Ingrid Visser

Source:  Author: JENNA DEEDY A controversial New Zealand-based whale researcher’s latest PR move raises eyebrows among members of the zoo community in terms of her questionable ethics. Ingrid Visser is a New Zealand born whale researcher who is known for her work on wild killer whale populations, in both her native New Zealand, and in other parts of the southern hemisphere. She has an anti-zoo agenda as well—It is of one that involves her traveling to zoological facilities that house Continue reading

AZA President and CEO Dan Ashe Responds to TripAdvisor’s Updated Animal Welfare Policy

Source: Author: AZA The travel and tourism website TripAdvisor today announced a new prohibitive booking policy, noting it will no longer sell tickets to any facility caring for cetaceans – dolphins and whales – unless the facility agrees to let their current residents be the last to live at those facilities. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) condemns TripAdvisor’s new policy and stands behind every AZA-accredited member who cares for dolphins and whales. Dan Ashe, AZA President and CEO, Continue reading

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