Loro Parque has become the only zoo in the world to achieve a negative carbon footprint. This is an event that marks a milestone, not only for the company, but also for the struggle against climate change. During a visit to Loro Parque, the Minister for Ecological Transition, Fight against Climate Change and Territorial Planning of the Canary Islands Government, José Antonio Valbuena, gave recognition to Loro Parque for this extraordinary achievement.
In addition, Valbuena had the opportunity to visit the renewable energy facilities of the Park, through a guided tour where he was explained all the work that Loro Parque does in this area and how it has achieved this transcendental milestone for the survival of the planet.
The Councilor highlighted the example that “such a large and internationally renowned company in the field of tourism is clearly and unequivocally committed to renewable energies, water management and the reduction of greenhouse gases”.
Loro Parque and the excellence of its projects have established the Canary Islands in a privileged position worldwide, not only as a sustainable and quality tourist destination, but also as a benchmark in environmental protection.
Loro Parque, a leading company in the struggle against the climate crisis
Loro Parque has been one of the pioneering companies in the Canary Islands in the use of renewable energies. The zoo consumes 100% sustainable energy, with non-polluting energy installations both inside and outside the zoo. Likewise, the company’s goal for this year is to achieve a negative carbon footprint in the rest of the group.
n addition, the animal embassy has been promoting plans to eliminate the use of single-use plastics for years, and has an innovative water management system. Consequently, the organisation has received numerous certificates and awards in the environmental area. For example, Loro Parque is EMAS certified, the official environmental auditing tool of the European Union, and has received numerous awards for its initiatives in global biodiversity conservation.
“Since our creation, we have developed a special awareness towards the care of our planet. The delicate situation that animals suffer in nature as a consequence of our actions has made us reaffirm the imperative need to get down to work to reverse all the damage we have done to the world,” explained Loro Parque’s president and founder, Wolfgang Kiessling.
With this recognition, the Government of the Canary Islands values and recognises those entities that make a significant contribution to the fight against climate change.