Ismael López Dobarganes

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Ismael López Dobarganes is an author and president and co-founder of the Gaia Sanctuary Foundation, the animal sanctuary with the most followers in the world. He has dedicated most of his life to animals and the defense of their rights, having started as coordinator in the Balearic Islands of an animal rights non-profit organization, and then founding the Sanctuary, a shelter for animals considered victims of exploitation, mistreatment or abandonment.

His books for children and families have animalistic themes as a central concept, much of which he has taken inspiration from the Sanctuary.



The author has more than 140,000 followers on social networks and his Sanctuary has become a true viral phenomenon, growing day by day, with more than 2 million views on his YouTube channel and TikTok, and almost a million and a half followers between Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. He has gained the attention of many of the most famous personalities in the Spanish-speaking world. Some of the book’s sponsors are actors and presenters such as Dani Rovira, Fernando Tejero, Dulceida and Mercedes Milá, who collectively reach more than 10 million hits.


What the critics have said:

“An endearing and heartbreaking book all at once. […] It is to the author’s great credit that he is completely devoted to saving animals.” Goodreads

“This is a wonderful read, much needed in our world, […] it has opened my eyes.” Goodreads