The Canary Islands, ‘black spot’ for cetaceans: between 50 and 60 strandings per year

source: https://www.eldiario.es/canariasahora/ciencia_y_medio_ambiente/canarias-punto-negro-cetaceos-50-60-varamientos-ano_1_6376674.html The Canary Islands are a black spot for whales and dolphins. Sperm whales, fin whales, pilot whales, common dolphins, striped and spotted dolphins, … species that are naturally stranded on the coast or that collide with boats, come into contact with fisheries and eat plastic. This year, despite the measures taken by the COVID 19 pandemic, animals continue to reach the coasts. On 6 April a fin whale in Corralejo (Fuerteventura), on 12 April a sperm whale in Continue reading

Loro Parque and Siam Park confirm their leadership after receiving “Biosphere Certified – Parks” and “Biosphere Certified – Animal Embassy” certificates

Loro Parque and Siam Park once again reinforce their leadership in tourism and environmental sustainability, the fight against climate change and the defence of biodiversity. In the case of Loro Parque this is a certificate that has received, for the twelfth consecutive year, “Biosphere Certified – Animal Embassy”, granted by the Institute of Responsible Tourism (RTI), linked to UNESCO. For its part, Siam Park was not left behind and has been awarded an innovative “Biosphere Certified – Parks” accreditation, for Continue reading

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