One of the reasons why the conservation of natural areas is so important resides in the fact that human beings require contact with nature .

Protected natural areas not only enable us to enjoy a suitable environment, but rather also afford a space for recreational activities, sports and cultural activities in the open air .

Tenerife boasts forty-three natural protected areas , resulting in protection of almost half of the island’s surface. Some of these territories are veritable sanctuaries housing innumerable amounts of rare species and habitats.

The Island also has an extensive and wide-ranging network of public installations , that facilitate contact with nature. Many of them are located within the protected zones:

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