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Biosphere Lanzarote Reserved
Biosphere Reserved
The special environmental characteristics of Lanzarote and sustainable utilization of resources will have to
be declared valid, October 6 1993 Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in the MAB (Man and Biosphere) international program.
This has special meaning International Award by yourself Lanzarote, like the rest of the Canary Islands, a territory whose economy is based on tourism. Without doubt, the best contribution of Lanzarote, in addition to its undeniable natural heritage has been to maintain a model of balance between tourism development and protection of environmental values​​. Is the coexistence of these two opposing forces that has allowed the island to become an international benchmark for sustainable development.
UNESCO created in 1971 Figure Biosphere Reserve in order to distinguish and maintain those areas where there are representative ecosystems of a biogeographic region and the conditions that allow for sustained economic development and use Compatible land with given conservation of natural resources.
The island of Lanzarote became part of a network of proteguidos spaces of high ecological value in the world. Currently, the network consists of more than three hundred enclaves.

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