Loro Parque Fundación: Conservation Grant

Loro Parque Fundación


Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Sep 15, 2018

Applicant type: Individuals Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Research, Conference, General Operating Expense, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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Overview:

Loro Parque Fundación supports projects that mainly focus on parrots and marine species. Our main aim is to improve the conservation status of the endangered species as well as to promote conservation of the land and marine biodiversity. 

Our conservation projects revolve around parrots and cetaceans. In the defenCe of those species most endangered, we take action in projects for the recovery of habitats and ecosystems that permit these places to continue to be today some of the most extraordinary on the Earth. The rain forests, cloud forests, mangroves, small atolls or large areas of the ocean… we have hoisted the flag of protection there, and we did share it with local people.

We collaborate with them and offer them alternatives for sustainable development, compatible with the spectacular natural environment and its preservation. We know that knowledge is the surest way towards conservation of all creatures on Earth, and therefore we contribute to this with enthusiasm. We provide our resources and finance scientific projects aligned with our objectives. The huge variety of species that Loro Parque maintains is an important asset to science. From LPF we organize that these animals, without affecting their welfare at all, can be observed and studied by scientists around the world.

Responsible Breeding

In the Loro Parque Foundation we have the largest and most diverse collection of parrots in the world, a resource of enormous value where we put into practice a responsible breeding program, which has three main objectives:

  • Achieve a genetic safety net for endangered species. 
  • Reduce pressure from poachers on the wild populations, by trading worldwide between breeders with species born and bred in captivity.
  • Contributing to income, which is used for financing conservation and research projects.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.