The Loro Parque Foundation celebrates its 25th anniversary with a record amount dedicated to conservation projects in 2020

At the annual meeting of the advisory committee of The Loro Parque Foundation, held recently in Puerto de La Cruz, it was decided to allocate almost US$2 million to conservation projects to be carried out during next year 2020 across the five continents.  With this figure, the total amount that the Foundation has dedicated to the protection of nature will reach US$21.2 million. Projects focusing on the Canary Islands and the rest of Macaronesia (Cape Verde, Madeira and the Azores) Continue reading

An open letter from the Director of the Nuremberg Zoo to TripAdvisor

17.12.2019 Dr. Dag Encke is a Managing Director of the Nuremberg Zoo. Dear ladies and gentlemen of “TripAdvisor Animal Welfare” On 5 December we received the following e-mail from your company: “Good afternoon Nuremberg Zoo, Recently we announced that TripAdvisor Experiences and Viator from January 2020 on will stop selling tickets for all attractions that contribute to that future generations of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) will continue to live in captivity. As a result, any commercial entity that breeds Continue reading

Loro Parque Foundation saves 10 species of parrots from total extinction in the wild

This year, as part of the celebration of its 25th anniversary, Loro Parque Foundation has managed to add to its list of species saved from extinction the Grey-Breasted Parakeet (Pyrrhura griseipectus), native to Brazil.  With this success, The Foundation celebrates that it has already prevented the disappearance of 10 species of parrots thanks to its longstanding involvement with in and ex situ protection and conservation projects. The Grey-Breasted Parakeet, originally from the Baturité Mountains, was an endangered species because of Continue reading

Wolfgang Kiessling: “We have saved 9 species of parrots that, without our help, would no longer exist and we are very proud”

Source:  Tribuna de Tenerife  This year you will be quite pleased to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Loro Parque Fundación. What has the creation of the foundation meant for you and your family? First of all, when I came up with the idea, I proposed to the financial director to give the whole parrot collection to a foundation and he told me that it was not possible because it was an important part of Loro Parque’s heritage. I Continue reading

Loro Parque celebrates 47 years of love for nature and animals

Almost at the threshold of Christmas, Loro Parque celebrates this Tuesday, 17 December, its 47th anniversary, in a year in which it has reinforced its love and commitment to nature and animals through the fight against plastic. Loro Parque opened its doors in 1972 with only 25 employees, 150 parrots and a space of 13 000 square meters. Now, with the surface of over 135 000 m2, the Park has converted into one of the most respected zoological institutions in Continue reading

The Loro Parque Foundation strengthens its commitment to the environment with a new sculpture

The Loro Parque Foundation has, this Wednesday December 4, presented a new sculpture made from recycled objects that demonstrates the serious problem that plastic generates in the environment.  The inauguration took place on the roundabout at the crossroads of the TF-316 with the Carretera de las Dehesas, in the municipality of Los Realejos. The event was attended by the Mayors of Los Realejos and Puerto de La Cruz, Manuel Domínguez González and Marcos González Mesa and the Vice-President of The Continue reading

Loro Parque reopens the sea lions’ exhibition to the public

Loro Parque reopened the sea lions’ exhibition to the public from last Sunday, December 1.  After six weeks of refurbishment, during which the installation has been completely renovated, visitors will once again be able to enjoy these majestic animals close up. During the period in which the stadium has been closed, new doors have been installed, the quarantine and training areas for the sea lions have been modernised and a new log has been placed in the exhibition area.  All Continue reading

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