Lanzarote, La Graciosa, Montaña Clara and Alegranza from above
The archipelago is part of the natural parkParque natural del Archipiélago Chinijo, designated in 1986. The natural park, total area 91.12 km2 (35.2 sq mi), also includes part of the rocky north coast of the island Lanzarote (los riscos de Famara). The area of the natural park overlaps with that of a separately designated marine reserve. The European Union designated a Special Protection Area for birds in 1994.