Lima, February 13, 2022. Repsol has provided a Wildlife Rescue Center at the Parque de las Leyendas Zoo in Lima for the care and rehabilitation of animals in vulnerable conditions. It is an area of 1,200 m2, where wild animals rescued from the oil spill of January 15 can be cared for.
The rescue center, located inside the Parque de las Leyendas Zoo, has reception and triage areas for the rescued animals, as well as areas for cleaning and drying, recovery and shelter, and food preparation. Additionally, there is a rest area for the staff that attends to the animals.
The Wildlife Rescue Center has been financed by Repsol, and the design and implementation of the center was carried out with the specialized advice of Aiuká, an international organization recognized in wildlife rescue work. Aiuká specialists have also been providing technical advice and training to the Parque de las Leyendas personnel throughout the process of treatment and rehabilitation of the rescued animals until their release back into nature.
Repsol has also constructed a temporary veterinary center to care for the animals already housed at the Parque de las Leyendas before the oil spill, since the park’s veterinary hospital is currently caring for rescued birds. The company has also been collaborating in the improvement of the facilities of the current veterinary hospital.
It should be noted that the company has been assuming the costs of food, medicines, and materials necessary for the recovery of the rescued animals that are in custody at the zoo facilities until their release and reincorporation into their natural habitats.
As part of the commitments assumed by Repsol in the agreement signed with SERFOR and the Parque de las Leyendas Zoo on January 31, 2022, Repsol is supporting SERFOR in tracking and recovering the wild animals affected by the spill on the beaches along the coast.
Repsol has contracted the company Clean Pacific, whose personnel has been receiving training from the consulting firm Aiuká to carry out these tasks. The Clean Pacific team, comprised of 60 people, has organized itself into brigades to work on the beaches, identify where the birds are located, and report them to SERFOR.