Protected areas of Lanzarote

Protected areas of Lanzarote

Lanzarote, the island with the most volcanic aspect of the Canary Islands, was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1993, which is recognition of the example of sustainable development that Lanzarote has been for the Archipelago.

Lanzarote has more than 43% of its territory protected, which includes the Chinijo Archipelago.

This concern for the territory is not only due to the high scientific value of Lanzarote's volcanic activity, but also to an extraordinary variety of exclusive flora and fauna. An example of this is found in the Famara massif, north of Lanzarote, where the largest number of botanical endemisms per Km is found2 from all over Europe.