Loro Parque Fundación introduces more Lear’s macaw into their natural habitat in Brazil

Thanks to the initiative of Loro Parque, Animal Embassy and Biodiversity Conservation Centre, in close collaboration with Loro Parque Fundación, two more Lear’s Macaws (Anodorhynchus leari) were released into their natural habitat a few days ago. The project for these parrots is one of the most important projects of the Loro Parque Fundación, which has managed to lower the status of the Lear’s macaw on the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) from “critically endangered” Continue reading

Loro Parque Fundación to devote almost 1.3 million to conservation in 2021

At the annual meeting of the advisory committee of the Loro Parque Fundación held in Puerto de la Cruz, it was decided to dedicate almost 1.3 million dollars to 53 nature conservation projects to be carried out over the next year on the five continents. With this commitment, the total amount that Loro Parque Fundación has dedicated to nature conservation will amount to 22.8 million dollars. This year, the projects in Europe, especially in the Canary Islands and the rest Continue reading

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 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

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

The company ZEBEC donates to Loro Parque Fundación a prototype pontoon for the refloating of cetaceans

This morning, on Tuesday, 30th of June, the company ZEBEC, manufacturer of the floats for the water park Siam Park, has delivered to Loro Parque Fundación a first prototype of a pontoon for the refloating of cetaceans. The aim of the Foundation is, based on this prototype, to develop an optimized model for the rescue of stranded cetaceans, a work that will be done in collaboration with the University Institute of Animal Health (IUSA) of the University of Las Palmas Continue reading

Dr. Javier Almunia, director of Loro Parque Fundación, is re-elected president of the Iberian Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Dr. Javier Almunia, director of the Loro Parque Fundación, has recently been re-elected as president of the Iberian Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AIZA), a position he has held since April 2019 and which he now renews until 2024. Currently, as explained Almunia, the organization has been focused on carrying out “intense work with the Institute for Spanish Tourism Quality (ICTE) and the Ministries of Tourism and Health to develop the guidelines for the sector that will allow visitors to Continue reading

Loro Parque Fundación contributes to the reintroduction of six macaws in Ecuador

 The Loro Parque Fundación has recently contributed to the reintroduction of six great green macaws from Guayaquil (Ara ambiguus guayaquilensis) into their natural habitat. This success has been possible thanks to the work of the Jocotoco Foundation and the collaboration of other associations and local communities. This subspecies is in critical danger of extinction and only 60 individuals have been counted in the wild. Therefore, the objective of this release is to increase this small population and its genetic Continue reading

For a more sustainable ocean: Tabaiba

On Tuesday 25 February, a Coastal and Underwater Cleanup was organized in the area of Tabaiba (Municipality of El Rosario) as part of the campaign “For a more sustainable ocean 2020” organized by the Association Promemar. In total, more than 292 kg of rubbish was removed from both the seabed and the coast, including phenolic panels and plastic plugs found inside the wreck, a tire, as well as a huge number of pipes collected from the ravine. To carry out Continue reading

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