Present day Lanzarote can rightly claim to be an island shaped by its enormous, diverse natural heritage, accommodating a sustained tourist activity which respects and conserves the environment.
Besides the enormous scientific value of the volcanic activity on Lanzarote, equally important are its natural resources such as the variety of marine flora and fauna and the unique territorial plant life and wildlife. The cliffs of Famara in the north of the island are home to a huge number of endemic plants which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. There are more botanical endemisms per square kilometre here than in the whole of Europe
The diversity of Lanzarote’s ecology is extremely valuable as it is home to various ecosystems and enclaves which, in accordance with the island’s status as a Biosphere Reserve, all enjoy high levels of protection.
1 Integral Natural Reserve Los Islotes.
2 Archipelago Chinijo Nature Park.
3 Natural Park of the Volcanoes.
4 Natural Monument La Corona.
5 Natural Monument Los Ajaches.
6 Natural Monument Cueva de los Naturistas.
7 Natural Monument of Islotes de los Halcones.
8 Natural Monument Mountain of Fire
9 Protected Landscape Teneguime.
10 Protected Landscape La Geria.
11 Site of Scientific Interest Los Jameos.
12 Site of Scientific Interest Janubio.
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Over 40% of the surface of Lanzarote is under some category of protection in Europe, state or autonomous. This data tells us about the vast wealth of natural treasures of the island, and how its population has managed to preserve and enhance these values.