Oasis Park Fuerteventura has a full-time team dedicated to the conservation of species; experts who cooperate with more than 17 conservation programmes. Some of them are promoted by the Higher Council for Scientific Research and the Almería Experimental Dry Zone Station. We build enclosures and recreate natural habitats to contribute to the breeding of some species.
More than a mission, a commitment we have with them and with you.
It is a project promoted by the Spanish Ministry of Science (CSIC = National Research Council) and EEZA (Arid Zone Experimental Station of Almería) for the breeding of this species and the later reintroduction into their habitat (North Africa). There are only two parks in Spain included in this program with the authority to do this project (Cabárcenos in Cantabria and Oasis Park in Fuerteventura).
The fundamental objective that the CSIC has pursued throughout its history with these captive breeding programs has been to increase the number of individuals of each of these species; preserving the maximum genetic variability and making demographic and genetic management intensive ensure the stability of their populations.
200 million years ago the turtles appeared as we know them on Earth; they have developed and changed features throughout the history to adapt to the environment by altering their limbs and shells, increasing or decreasing in size. African Turtle spurs have become since the Second World War one of the few reptiles left from Africa. The reasons of its decline have to be found in human being. Probably one of the most extraordinary behaviors is the ability to dig deep burrows at 15 meters depth for shelter.
Coordinated to the Programme of African Elephant Breeding (EEP). Our main commitment is to provide a better quality of life for our animals, through simulating habitats in the natural conditions of the ecosystems from which are native, by providing the visitors a message of respect for nature that promotes a culture of men and environment.
Although the number may seem high today in the world are less than 500 thousand elephants. Agree with World Wildlife Fund, more than 10,000 are killed each year for their ivory and for being a source of food.
It develops wetland areas, scarce and located in the north of the island, creating and maintaining new spaces of this type, freshwater ponds and brackish bank vegetation and plant screens, so that residents and visitors birds have a released habitat, setting a pole of attraction, scientific research and observation of their behavior.
Oasis Park has the largest reserve of Camels in Europe. More than 300 individuals still perpetuate this breed so rooted in historical perspective, social and economic in Fuerteventura. Therefore, the park looks and broad prospects for this race for years, struggling from all levels for this species not to be lost in the future, welcoming all new initiatives to provide new solutions or alternatives, particularly those that emphasize for social use, such as is the study of the nutritional benefits of Milk Female Camel.
The importance of majorero donkey, with a particular race on its own, and so recognized since November 1997, is such that, even if it is considered an endangered breed, it still retains about 200 copies and herds even in the wild, of which still remain small patches in areas close to the Camel Reserve in Oasis Park.
It emphasizes his involvement in a traditional work including site preparation and planting sanded in volcanic ash.