For us at Loro Parque, nothing is more important than love and respect for animals. That is why we are totally against all forms of animal abuse. Therefore, we are saddened to read news related to the trafficking of stuffed animals. In this case, more than 1090 specimens have been seized in Valencia (Spain), of which 450 belonged to endangered species.
Illegal trafficking of stuffed specimens is just one of the many threats that animals face in the natural environment. This problem is particularly serious for endangered species, as traffickers prioritize economic profit over wildlife conservation.
To fight against illegal animal trafficking, Loro Parque Fundación collaborates with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), an international agreement between governments, which aims to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten the survival of species.
The Foundation also collaborates with the TIFIES plan to combat illegal wildlife trafficking. A project promoted by the Ministry of Ecological Transition that seeks to prevent illegal trafficking and poaching by attacking its causes at source, while involving public administrations and civil society, and acting both nationally and internationally.