La Geria is a special area on the island of Lanzarote which combines elements of cultural, environmental and economic interest. For this reason the council sees it as very important to develop and protect the area. There is an employ-ability agreement with about twenty locals to help improve and protect this area. La Geria is a suggested hallmarks of the island and the council is dedicated not only to protect the area but to remove some of the farms which are from abandoned. There is a program with a budget of 385,000 euros to help make these improvements which has led to great interest for people to take over the farms and renovate.