Lima, 04.10.22. In the framework of World Animal Day, the Pampilla Refinery and the Board of Trustees of the Parque de las Leyendas Zoo have signed an agreement whereby Repsol has donated the infrastructure and equipment of the new wildlife rescue center that was set up to care for animals affected by the spill in Ventanilla.
Last February, Repsol in coordination with the Parque de las Leyendas Zoo and the advice of Aiuká, built the first wildlife rescue center of its kind in the Peruvian capital. Aiuká is an internationally recognized organization specialized in the care and treatment of fauna affected by oil spills that has been contracted by Repsol.
For the care of the affected species, the wildlife rescue center was equipped with specialized technology, laboratory equipment, an office, a washing area, a feeding area, and pools for the recovery of animals.
During the past 8 months, more than 70 specialists – including veterinarians, biologists, technicians, and scientists, both national and international – have participated in the rescue and recovery of the fauna. In addition, more than 5,600 hours of training have been given to local volunteers and assistants. It should be noted that all the work has been carried out in coordination and with the collaboration of the competent authorities.
In the agreement signed today, the company donates the facilities and the specialized equipment of the wildlife rescue center, it commits to continue with the technical assistance of specialists and offer training to the personnel of the Parque de las Leyendas Zoo and other institutions, as well as to continue assuming the expenses that are generated, for the time stipulated.
In this way, Repsol reaffirms its commitment to the country and to undertake the development of new sustainable and social development projects in the affected areas.
Foto: Centro de Rescate de Fauna Silvestre en el Parque de las Leyendas.