The Cabildo orders a diagnostic regarding the state of the island's archaeological sites
Fuerteventura's Cabildo has ordered a diagnostic to find out about the current state of the island's archaeological sites. This will enable the Cultural Heritage Department to update Fuerteventura's archaeological map and create the bases of a new preservation plan which will also promote the island’s archaeological sites. The Cultural Heritage department has ordered this project from a multidisciplinary team from Tibicena, Arqueología y Patrimonio, a company which has a long experience in the sectors of Canarian Archaeology and Heritage Management. The first elements registered in Fuerteventura's Archaeological Inventory come from campaigns carried out between 1987 and 1994, which were updated between 2008 and 2011. Due to the time that has elapsed, this study is necessary to update the inventory and establish the required measures for the preservation of the island's archaeological sites. Fuerteventura's rich Archaeological Heritage is mostly endangered by human activity, such as uncontrolled traffic, opening of trails or intentional pillaging; as well as climate events such as floods or the effects of erosion. Fuerteventura boasts 747 registered archaeological sites, of which 58 are in the municipality of Betancuria, 148 in Antigua, 170 in La Oliva, 99 in Puerto del Rosario, 113 in Tuineje and 159 in Pájara.