nature reserve

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nature reserve
 
n
an area of land that is protected and managed in order to preserve a particular type of habitat and its flora and fauna which are often rare or endangered

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Main Entry:  nature reserve1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See nature preserve
Main Entry:  nature reserve2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See nature preserve
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nature reserve

area set aside for the purpose of preserving certain animals, plants, or both. A nature reserve differs from a national park (q.v.) usually in being smaller and having as its sole purpose the protection of nature.

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