Loro Parque Fundación makes a donation of 20,000 euros to Karlsruhe Zoo for the conservation of orangutans in Indonesia

Loro Parque Fundación has made a donation of 20,000 euros to Karlsruhe Zoo, in Germany, for the conservation of orangutans in Indonesia. The German zoological institution will distribute it, simultaneously, between two non-profit associations that dedicate their efforts to the protection of these animals, which are in critical danger of extinction in nature. Thus, the donation will contribute to the rescue, rehabilitation and reintroduction centres for hundreds of orangutans that have been affected by the pandemic, deforestation, hunting and illegal Continue reading

Scientists in the Canary Islands set up a pioneering marine monitoring network to fight climate change

The ULL and the ULPGC, together with the Government of the Canary Islands and the Loro Parque Fundación present in the Poema del Mar, the first results of CanBio, the public-private project that studies the influence of ocean acidification and noise pollution in the ocean on marine biodiversity. The Poema del Mar Aquarium was the venue chosen today for the presentation of the first CanBio results, a pioneering public-private research initiative financed with 2 million euros by Loro Parque and Continue reading

WAZA Annual Conference 2020 a great success for the modern zoo as well as nature conservation, species protection, environmental protection and animal welfare

This year’s annual conference of the World Association of Zoos and Aquatic Zoos (WAZA) from 12 to 15 October was a great success for modern zoos as well as for nature, species, environmental and animal protection, although for the first time it could only take place virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For the second time within a few days, the growing social importance of modern zoos was confirmed. Only at the beginning of the month the IUCN, the world’s Continue reading

Loro Parque Fundación awards the best Final Papers in Sciences of the University of La Laguna

One more year, the Loro Parque Fundación sponsors the Awards of the Faculty of Science of the University of La Laguna for the best Final Papers presented during the 2019-2020 academic year, with the aim of encouraging educational excellence and incentivising efforts related to the conservation of both terrestrial and marine biodiversity, as well as environmental protection and sustainability. The Loro Parque Fundación is a non-profit organisation whose objectives include the conservation of endangered species and their habitats, the promotion Continue reading

Loro Parque applauds the IUCN report, which confirms that captive breeding is the hope for the salvation of many cetacean species

A new report published by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) at the beginning of October, highlights the urgent need to define and implement practical, scientifically supported and effective solutions to help cetacean populations that are rapidly declining, mainly as a consequence of by-catch among other factors, all of which are man-made. Amongst these solutions, the enormous importance of cetacean breeding programmes under human care to ensure the preservation of cetacean populations in the wild stands out Continue reading

There was no agreement on the draft law of deputy Villani which included the dissaperance of dolphinariums and zoos

The draft law on animal welfare of the deputy Cédric Villani (member of the Ecology, Democracy and Solidarity Group, EDS) was not passed during the public session held last Thursday, October 8.The French deputies did not reach a consensus and around midnight when no agreement was reached, the text (already largely modified in the National Assembly’s Economic Affairs Committee) could not be voted on (with the exception of the first article), as indicated in the rules of procedure, due to Continue reading

WAZA Statement on France’s Proposed Cetacean Ban

The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) urges the French government not to vote into law a proposal which seeks to ban the breeding and keeping of cetaceans in French zoos and aquariums WAZA supports its regional Association member, the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria’s (EAZA) statement urging French legislators to vote against measures destroying cetacean conservation capacity in France. This proposed legislation will have long-lasting and detrimental consequences for the conservation of endangered cetaceans in France and Continue reading

EAAM Open Letter – Government decision on dolphins undermines critical education and conservation role of zoological parks

source: EAAM Open Letter – Government decision on dolphins undermines critical education and conservation role of zoological parks The European Association for Aquatic Mammals (EAAM) warns against the decision announced by the French government to ban the import and reproduction of dolphins in French zoos. If it were to be implemented, this decision would have a negative impact on the welfare of the animals concerned due to the reduction of their social groups, or even the isolation of some animals, Continue reading

EAZA Open Letter – European Association of Zoos and Aquaria urges French legislators to vote against measures to destroy cetacean conservation capacity in France

source: AEZA Open Letter – European Association of Zoos and Aquaria urges French legislators to vote against measures to destroy cetacean conservation capacity in France The European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) today urges French legislators not to vote into law a proposal to ban the breeding and keeping of cetaceans in French zoos and aquariums. EAZA takes the gravest exception to the characterisation of conservation, research and educational activities at zoos and involving cetaceans as “for purposes of Continue reading

AMMPA Open Letter – Ban on reproduction would undermine critical role of zoological parks

source: AMMPA Open Letter – Ban on reproduction would undermine critical role of zoological parks Successful breeding, research and husbandry for more than thirty years have led to a thriving and self-sustaining population of bottlenose dolphins in zoological parks that have inspired and educated millions of people. This success has eliminated the need to collect dolphins from the wild. Knowing this, the campaign groups that oppose the keeping of cetaceans and other charismatic animals in zoological parks are pursuing a Continue reading

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