Cueva del Viento

Protection of the cave

Only three lava tubes in the Canary Islands have specific protection: two in Lanzarote (Jameos del Agua and la Cueva de los Naturalistas) and another in La Palma (Tubo del Todoque). Moreover, a large number of cavities fall within the scope of Protected Natural Areas. But this protection has room for improvement because the fact that they have not been inventoried means that they are occasionally exposed to activities that affect them, such as the building of trails, or simply that direct conservation measures have not been put in place.

In 2014 the Cueva del Viento Natural Resource Management Plan (PORN) was adapted to European legislation for Special Areas of Conservation.