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Gran Canaria

Natural Spots

Natural Spots

Despite its limited land area, Gran Canaria possesses a natural heritage of great value. The uniqueness of its ecosystems, of its flora and fauna and its geology, have led to both Spanish and international administrations to safeguard its conservation.

Natural Resource

Parque Natural de Tamadaba

Parque Natural de Tamadaba

Natural Park

Parque Natural de Pilancones

Parque Natural de Pilancones

Natural Park

Parque Rural del Nublo

Parque Rural del Nublo

Rural Park

Parque Rural de Doramas

Parque Rural de Doramas

Rural Park

Reserva Natural Integral de Inagua

Reserva Natural Integral de Inagua

Integral Natural Reserve

Reserva Natural Integral del Barranco Oscuro

Reserva Natural Integral del Barranco Oscuro

Integral Natural Reserve

Macizo de Amagro

Macizo de Amagro

Natural Monuments

Bandama

Bandama

Natural Monuments

Montañón Negro

Montañón Negro

Natural Monuments

Roque de Aguayro

Roque de Aguayro

Natural Monuments

Tauro

Tauro

Natural Monuments

Arinaga

Arinaga

Natural Monuments

Barranco de Guayadeque

Barranco de Guayadeque

Natural Monuments

Riscos de Tirajana

Riscos de Tirajana

Natural Monuments

Roque Nublo

Roque Nublo

Natural Monuments

Barranco del Draguillo

Barranco del Draguillo

Natural Monuments

La Isleta

La Isleta

Protected Landscape

Pino Santo

Pino Santo

Protected Landscape

Tafira

Tafira

Protected Landscape

Las Cumbres

Las Cumbres

Protected Landscape

Lomo Magullo

Lomo Magullo

Protected Landscape

Fataga

Fataga

Protected Landscape

Montaña de Agüimes

Montaña de Agüimes

Protected Landscape

Jinámar

Jinámar

Locations of Scientific Interest

Tufia

Tufia

Locations of Scientific Interest

Roque de Gando

Roque de Gando

Locations of Scientific Interest

Juncalillo del Sur

Juncalillo del Sur

Locations of Scientific Interest

El Brezal

El Brezal

Special Natural Reserve

Azuaje

Azuaje

Special Natural Reserve

Los Tilos de Moya

Los Tilos de Moya

Special Natural Reserve

Las Dunas de Maspalomas

Las Dunas de Maspalomas

Special Natural Reserve

Güigüi

Güigüi

Special Natural Reserve

Los Marteles

Los Marteles

Special Natural Reserve

 

The nature areas of this island that are protected by law are classed into seven different protection and preservation groups:

Nature Park: This involves conservation of the park's resources. Contact between man and nature is promoted –basically through the use of the park for recreational purposes– although people are not permitted to live there.

Rural Park: Apart from conservation of the park's resources, this aims to promote socio-economic development of the local population in a sustainable way. Recreational use is also allowed.

Fully Protected Nature Reserve: Conservation here consists in maintaining the integrity of certain ecosystems and communities, thus people are not allowed to live here or use the park for recreational purposes.

Special Nature Reserve: This includes the protection of certain species, habitats, geological formations or geological processes and people are not allowed live here or use the park for recreational purposes, except in exceptional cases.

Natural Monument: Where geological structures that shape unique geomorphological elements of scenic value are found. People are allowed to live here and use the area for recreational purposes.

Protected Landscape: The objective here is to protect aesthetic and cultural values of areas of great scenic beauty. People are allowed to live here and the area may be used for recreational purposes.

Area of Scientific Interest: Here elements of specific scientific interest are preserved.