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 https://tribunadecanarias.es/canarias/32308-wolfgang-kiessling-hemos-salvado-9-especies-de-papagayos-que-sin-nuestra-ayuda-ya-no-existirian-y-estamos-muy-orgullosos  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

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

Loro Parque Foundation and the University of La Laguna join forces in the fight against plastic

Loro Parque Fundación has presented, this Thursday 28 November, a sculpture made from recycled objects that shows the serious problem that plastic generates in the environment. The inauguration took place in the Auditorium of the University of La Laguna (ULL) and was attended by more than 500 people. In addition to other authorities and collaborating associations the event was also attended by: Rosa María Aguilar, rector of the ULL; Professor Victoria Martín Osorio; Enrique Arriaga, first vice-president of the Cabildo Continue reading

The Loro Parque Fundación commits to sustainable mobility with a 100% electric vehicle

Loro Parque Fundación commits to sustainable mobility with the incorporation of a 100% electric car with 300 kilometers of autonomy, thanks to the collaboration of Domingo Alonso Group. The delivery of the car took place this Wednesday, November 27, at the facilities of Loro Parque. The event was attended by Dr. Javier Almunia, scientific director of the Foundation and the manager of Volkswagen of Domingo Alonso Tenerife, Juan Carlos Estrada. The vehicle, a Volkswagen e-Golf, has features comparable to any Continue reading

Loro Parque has received this weekend the visit of the famous Spanish actor of cinema and television, Antonio Resines. The acclaimed artist has enjoyed his stay in Tenerife discovering the wonders of the animal world and the entertaining educational presentations of Loro Parque. Also, during his visit, Resines has experienced at first hand the important conservation work carried out every day in the Park, as well as the different projects that Loro Parque Fundación carries out all over the world. Continue reading

Loro Parque receives a visit from the participants of the International Congress of Tourism Quality in Puerto de la Cruz

On the morning of Saturday, November 16, Loro Parque received the participants of the International Congress of Tourism Quality of Puerto de la Cruz, which has been held these days in the town of Puerto de la Cruz. Thanks to a technical visit to the facilities of this authentic animal embassy, the congress attendees have learned how to carry out the sustainable management of a tourist product of great category.  In addition, during the round tables held in the days Continue reading

Loro Parque Fundación awards the best final papers in Sciences of the University of La Laguna

Loro Parque Fundación has granted, in the afternoon of Wednesday, November 13, 6000€ in prizes to the best final papers (TFG) in Sciences of the University of La Laguna. Half of the endowment has gone to students of Biology and the rest to the other degrees of the Faculty of Sciences: Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. The prizes, which aim to encourage professional vocations linked to the conservation of biodiversity in the terrestrial and marine environment, the evaluation and Continue reading

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

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