Loro Parque Fundación has recently celebrated the appointment of its new director, Dr. Javier Almunia, who has held the position of Director of Environmental Affairs in the institution since 2003, in which he started as Education Manager in 1999.
Almunia is a Doctor of Marine Sciences at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria as well as an expert in cetacean bioacoustics, and has actively contributed to the implementation of numerous projects for the protection of biodiversity and for the conservation of endangered species.
Loro Parque Fundación, 100% for nature
Since 1994, Loro Parque implements the majority of its Corporate Social Responsibility actions through Loro Parque Fundación, a Spanish-based international non-profit organization specialized in activities armed at preserving and protecting the most endangered species of parrots and marine mammals, as well as other species facing critical situations in their natural habitats, such as turtles and sharks.
Each year, Loro Parque covers all the operational costs of the Foundation, thus, making it possible that 100% of all donations received from partners, donors and friends goes directly to the “in situ” and “ex situ” conservation or/and educational projects. So, 100% for nature is not only the motto of Loro Parque Fundación, but a reality!
The results and accomplishments of the Foundation speak by themselves: more than $18.000.000 has been invested to carry out more than 130 conservation and educational projects, and 9 species of parrots have been saved from the imminent extinction.