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Anaga Rural Park Tenerife - declared UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

8th September 2015 - 12:05pm

Anaga Rural Park

Anaga Rural Park

The stunning Anaga Rural Park, in the north east corner of Tenerife was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in June 2015.   Covering almost 15,000 hectares, Anaga Rural Park is one of the oldest areas on the island with rocks dating back seven to nine million years.   It is also one of the two examples of laurisilva, a striking subtropical forest comprised of ancient laurel trees and ferns remaining in Tenerife, which can only be found in the Canary Islands and the Azores.   Anaga Rural Park boasts an extensive network of footpaths and a diversity of reptiles, birds and fish.   Historically, agriculture, livestock farming (especially goat breeding), forestry and fishing have been the main economic activities, dating back to the first human settlements, making it a great place to learn about cultural heritage and sustainable development.

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