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New Zoological Park for Lanzarote

Thursday January 19, 2012

New Zoological Park for Lanzarote

An agreement has been reached between the Government of Lanzarote and Guinate Park to develop a new zoological park dedicated to the care and protection of native wildlife. In particular, the aim will be to assist in the recuperation of injured animals that cannot survive in the natural environment on their own.

As well as meeting with the owners of Guinate Park, the president, Pedro San Gines, and the councillor for the environment, Carmen Steinert, also held talks with Rancho Texas Park and the Aquarium in Costa Teguise in December 2011. In effect, all three zoological centres will participate in the project over the next two years with the development of conservation programmes and environmental education an important aspect of the undertaking.

In addition, all three centres will provide facilities for the reception, care and recovery of protected species of native wildlife with the view to returning it to its natural environment. Each of the parks involved in the project will adopt different methods to promote the well-being of specific species, including adequate transportation and appropriate safety measures when releasing animals back into the wild.



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