The island was declared reserve of the Biosphere in october of 1993 by the UNESCO, United nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
Cesar manrique many sided artist whose creative work left a deep sign, was one of the great promoters of the Declaration. One of the aspects considered for the Declaration was his own work, a work of intervention in the island and integrated in it, a great example of the association between art and nature.
The declaration of Reserve of biosphere recognizes the work made during decades by the men and women of Lanzarote, who fought to create an innovative and original model of development. This allows the island to be in the vanguard of a movement directed towards to stop the voracity of the tourist growth.
The objective of a Reserve of Biosphere is the reservation of the natural values by means of a management scientifically correct, socially respectful, culturally creative and operatively sustainable. Lanzarote has high environmental qualities and it also has protected enclaves like pure laboratories, to confort the challenge derived from its declaration as Reserve of biosphere.
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