Loro Parque which opened on 17th December 1972 in Puerto de La Cruz on Tenerife has been originally build as a paradise for parrots. During the years it evolved into a worldwide reference for the sensitivation for environmental concerns and the protection of endangered animals. Today, Loro Parque inhabits a lot of different animals among tropical nature and palm trees.
Each of the animals in the park symbolically represents the precarious situation of our enviroment. Our commitment to sustainability and environmental protection made Loro Parque one of the most recognized zoos worldwide. Since its opening 45 millions visitors have been coming to the zoo.
Sponsoring the following projects
The tourism industry is a major contributor to global warming, accounting for around 8% of all emissions. In order to substantially and measurably reduce the absolute carbon emissions of the industry and also to help customers choose more climate-friendly holidays, Futouris and its members are developing a standard for the calculation of carbon emissions from the individual components of the (tourism) value chain.
Reducing the plastic waste generated by tourism and improving the recycling of unavoidable plastic waste on Balearic Islands – these are the goals of the industry project "Plastic-free holidays on the Balearic Islands" the Futouris members are implementing together with the Government of the Balearic Islands.
Where does the food that is offered on the buffet come from, how is it produced, is the food on my plate typical for the country? These are questions inwhich more and more travelers are interested.
Food waste measurements in the participating hotel are carried out in cooperation with United Against Waste e.V. and their waste analysis tool. Based on the findings, a set of recommendations will be developed to promote a more responsible handling of food.
The conservation project consists of two schemes: The inventory of the wildlife in the Angolan national parks Mavinga and Luiana as well as the monitoring of lion populations and their migration paths.
The members of Futouris e.V. want to develop a more sustainable range of dishes and drinks in hotels and on cruise ships and to promote local supply chains.
The commitment of the Futouris' members in the KAZA - Kavango Zambesi Transfrontier Area- aims at creating a concept for the sustainable development of tourism and improve the marketing possibilities for sustainable lodges.