Tag Archives: animal protection

Maspalomas launches innovative project to regulate feral cat colonies in the municipality

This Monday, Local Councilor for Sanitation and Public Health, José Francisco Pérez López, met with cat colony carers in San Bartolomé de Tirajana to begin an official sterilisation and counseling project following the recently approved Control of cat colonies resolution in the southern municipality This meeting informed volunteers, feeders and…

High Court declares Palmitos Park dolphinarium illegal, built without permits in a protected natural area

The dolphinarium at Gran Canaria’s Palmitos Park theme park, located in the protected Pilancones Natural Park, in the southern municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, is illegal. This was the ruling of the Second Section of the Administrative Litigation Room of the Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands…

Calima: Heatwave expected to last well into next week, alerts issued

The first proper heat wave of summer 2017 has arrived on Gran Canaria, and is being felt throughout The Canary Islands.  The high temperatures are expected to last well into next week. Calima winds from the east have brought with them a large amount of Saharan dust in the air,…

Raising awareness about good animal ownership

The City Council Plenary meeting hall of the Las Palmas town hall has this week welcomed a presentation about ‘Responsible Pet Ownership’. The program seeks to sensitise the general population about the responsibilities and rights attached to caring for domestic pets in an attempt to reduce impacts on society generated by animals, through…

Newsbrief: Police seize invasive alien speices, California King Snake, for sale online on Gran Canaria

The GRUMACanarian Police Environment Group on Gran Canaria seized a specimen of the species Lampropeltis Californiae last week, commonly known as the California King Snake (Culebra Real de California in Spanish)

83 kilos of fish and 900 sea cucumbers

Agents of the Government of the Canary Islands Fisheries Inspection Service have denounced

Portuguese man o’ war on Gran Canaria shore

Over the last month there have been multiple sightings of brightly shimmering sea creatures

70% of Gran Canaria bees Black Canarian

More than 70% of the island’s bees are of the Black Canarian variety, a study commissioned

Gran Canaria’s Pet Plan recommendations

The Cabildo de Gran Canaria’s Veterinary College census of animal shelters

Police seize 18 wild rabbits for sale on net

The General Police Corps Environment Group (GRUMA) have seized 18 adult rabbits

In January 11 drowned in the Canary Islands

Eleven people lost their lives in the Canary Islands in water-related accidents

A ‘tomato’ frog seized by police

The Canary Islands Police GRUMA Environmental Group  seized a ‘tomato’ frog

Major progress for Island Animal shelter

The Cabildo de Gran Canaria say they have increased staff and extended opening

Thirty turtles released in Gran Canaria waters

During 2016, 51 rescued turtles arrived at the Tafira Wildlife Recovery Centre

Cabildo to manage island animal shelter

The Cabildo de Gran Canaria has taken over the management of the main island animal shelter

Circus animals back in the capital

The caged circus animals, that several citizens had publicly complained should not be

Gran Canaria Blue Chaffinch threatened

The indigenous Gran Canaria Blue Chaffinch (Fringilla polatzeki – pinzón azul)

“Jurassic World” toys siezed by Guardia Civil

Guardia Civil in the province of Las Palmas have seized a total of 1,247 boxes

Chaos for the animals at Circo Kaos

Despite the City of Las Palmas this year having unanimously rejected, in September, circuses

Events: The First Maspalomas Pet Fair

The first Maspalomas pet fair this weekend shows great progress from the town hall.

Attempt online to sell endangered tortoise

GRUMA environment group agents on Gran Canaria seized a spur-thighed tortoise/Greek tortoise

1st captive-bred Gran Canaria Blue Chaffinch

At the start of September, the EU LIFE +PINZON project released the first captive-bred

Cory’s shearwater chicks leaving the nest

Every year, starting around mid-October, the fluttering can be heard of Cory’s shearwater chicks

Stolen Siberian Husky puppies found

Eight puppies stolen last Saturday from the El Batan neighbourhood have been found

Ten turtles, of invasive species, seized

Environment Group agents (GRUMA) seized ten Pond Slider turtles

Illegal shootings of Gran Canaria hawks

Cabildo of Gran Canaria agents recently located the body of a common buzzard, 

Gran Canaria feral feline management

Veterinarians have been taking part in a course studying management of feline communities