Conservation

Preserve nature
The final objective of BIOPARC is Conservation, understood from its broadest sense with the protection of the planet, to the most concrete actions aimed at ensuring the survival of the most endangered species.

The three parks, Fuengirola, Valencia and the Gijón Aquarium are platforms that provide proximity with two avenues of action:

  • The visit: by conveying the need to preserve nature and because part of the funds are allocated to the BIOPARC Foundation projects.
  • Reproduction programs in the centers: because we ensure that we maintain the richness of biodiversity.
In situ and ex situ
There is no justification for keeping animals out of their environment if conservation is not carried out. That is why we do “ex situ” conservation in the park and, through the BIOPARC Foundation, “in situ” conservation, in the habitats of origin of the species.
Our wish is that visitors have the opportunity to contemplate the beauty of nature and its animals to awaken the desire for their protection and conservation. Many people who love animals, who ensure their well-being and who carry out highly vocational work and service to society work for this.
Wellness animal
At BIOPARC Valencia, respect for animals and their natural behaviors is prioritized, in this sense, their presence is not instrumentalized, it is not allowed to feed them or invade their spaces or tranquility with our presence or behaviors.

Una excellent nutrition, appropriate to the needs of the species, diets to ensure optimal nutrition that prioritizes animal healthveterinary care (both preventive and curative), veterinary training and environmental enrichments, provide well-being to the animals.

El “room” design of the animals was also carried out to guarantee their well-being, with spaces Interior and exterior. During the park's opening hours our animals live in the outdoor spaces and, when closed, they enter the interior enclosures, where they spend the night and the coldest hours sheltered. The shelters are adapted according to the species. They have systems of calefacción, they have internal outdoor areas with sun and even swimming pools and aquariums. This allows revisions to be made; separate individuals if necessary (for example a pregnant female); makes it possible to personalize diets (an animal that requires a supplement or special food) and, most importantly, it is the only way to ensure all animals are adequately nourished, that is, everyone eats, not just the “strongest” or “dominant” of the group. It also allows the daily cleaning and conditioning of the outdoor enclosures, which guarantees not only animal well-being and hygiene but also the contemplation of the habitats in all their beauty.

From where proceed that animals?
The deterioration of the planet and the alarming loss of biodiversity has generated the need to change the conservation strategies that must be aimed at protecting, beyond specific species, habitats and entire ecosystems.

At the same time, it is essential to achieve a change of attitude in the destructive behavior of the human species. On this horizon, Zoos play a fundamental role in safeguarding species and as true platforms for transforming the behavior of society., bringing the beauty of nature closer to increasingly denatured people, so that they understand the need to protect it.

Zoological institutions such as BIOPARC We are part of organizations like AIZA (Iberian Association of Zoos and Aquariums) Y EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquariums) that were created for promote and coordinate the preservation of species. In this way, cooperation between zoological institutions is prioritized to promote animal welfare and sustainable and genetically viable breeding, as well as facilitating the sharing of research and scientific knowledge.

Zoological institutions become “allies of biodiversity” creating a framework of “teamwork” open, transparent and participatory, where Animals do not have an economic value, they are not bought or sold, but are exchanged between them for the sake of the preservation of the species and the well-being of individuals.

Campaigns of conservation
BIOPARC Valencia carries out or participates throughout the year in different actions included in conservation campaigns.
They are carried out either by joining global initiatives promoted by other organizations or entities such as the United Nations (UN) or the Iberian Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AIZA), or by carrying out conservation campaigns promoted directly by BIOPARC to draw attention to multiple problems with The main objective of the park is to raise awareness about the need to conserve nature and its rich biodiversity.
Tips for protect environment
  • Consume only the things you need. Do not waste or use more than necessary.
  • Reuse everything that can avoid unnecessary consumption and thus reduce waste.
  • Always recycle at home and wherever I am, and convince my family and friends to do it too.
  • Take care of my environment: do not throw things on the ground, use trash cans and containers and pick up my pets' excrement.
  • Don't waste energy: turn off the lights when not in use, turn on the heating and air conditioning only when necessary and at a moderate temperature. Energy is scarce.
  • Save water whenever possible, every last drop is important. And always choose to shower instead of bathe.
  • Go walking, by bike or public transport.
  • Avoid the use of toxic products and aerosols and replace them with others that are more environmentally friendly.
  • Caring for, respecting and protecting nature, its plants and animals.
  • Always choose education, solidarity, respect and civility. That will help me love others, nature and myself.
 
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