Diversity of Volcanic Geoheritage in the Canary Islands, Spain

Doniz-Paez, Javier ✉; Beltran-Yanes, Esther; Becerra-Ramirez, Rafael; Perez, Nemesio M.; Hernandez, Pedro A.; Hernandez, William

Angol nyelvű Tudományos Szakcikk (Folyóiratcikk)
Megjelent: GEOSCIENCES (SWITZERLAND) 2076-3263 10 (10) Paper: 390 , 19 p. 2020
  • SJR Scopus - Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous): Q2
    Volcanic areas create spectacular landscapes that contain a great diversity of geoheritage. The study of this geoheritage enables us to inventory, characterise, protect and manage its geodiversity. The Canary Islands are a group of subtropical active volcanic oceanic islands with a great variety of magma types and eruption dynamics that give rise to a wide diversity of volcanic features and processes. The aim of this paper is to identify, for the first time, the diversity of volcanic geoheritage of the Canary Islands and to appraise the protection thereof. To this end, a geomorphological classification is proposed, taking into account the features and processes directly related to volcanism, such as those resulting from erosion and sedimentary processes. The main findings demonstrate that the volcanic geoheritage of the Canary Islands is extremely varied and that this geodiversity is safeguarded by regional, national and, international protection and management frameworks. Even so, and given the enormous pressure of coastal tourism on the coastlines of the islands, we believe that continuing efforts should be made to conserve and manage their volcanic and non-volcanic geoheritage, so that these places can continue to be enjoyed in the form of geotourism.
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    2021-03-03 20:01