The IUSA-ULPGC discovers a new pathological entity in dolphins, similar to a syndrome that affects humans

After more than 20 years of research on around 1300 cetaceans, the University Institute of Animal Health and Food Safety of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (IUSA- ULPGC) discovered a new pathological entity, similar to Budd Chiarri syndrome, which can cause severe cirrhosis in humans. The results of this study will help to resolve the great international controversy that arose in 2002, when images of liver cysts in dolphins in the United Kingdom were published, together with Continue reading

The problem with tourism activities in the marine environment

Summer is approaching, and with it, an increase in tourist activities. One of the most popular is whale and dolphin watching. Many people see these activities as an alternative to visiting zoos, as they consider that they are not harming the animals, as they are present in their natural environment. However, beyond the perception they may have, these boat visits to places frequented by cetaceans represent an alteration of the marine ecosystem that has a negative impact on the health Continue reading

Dr. Jon Paul Rodriguez receives the Wolfgang Kiessling International Prize for Species Conservation

American Humane, the world’s largest certifier of animal welfare practices, awarded Dr Jon Paul Rodriguez, chair of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Species Survival Commission, with the Wolfgang Kiessling International Award for Species Conservation on 24 June in Washington D.C. The award, created in honour of Wolfgang F. Kiessling, founder of Loro Parque and a globally recognised leader in the field of conservation, is the world’s premier award for conservation and recognises those who make a significant Continue reading

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