nature reserve

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nature reserve

n
(Environmental Science) 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

nature reserve

An area set aside chiefly to protect its wild plants and animals.
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Three lion cubs enjoyed their first day in the sun after their recent birth at an ecological preserve in Cali, Colombia.
Ultimately Pfizer envisions portions of the site being preserved as an ecological preserve, including open water, wetlands and flood plain forest.
They can agree to make it a `no-go area' and make it an ecological preserve where the scientists, if they find time from their research on making more nuclear bombs, can conduct scientific research.
Yet the emirate is cultivating a softer side to its image: An ecological preserve located 6 miles into the Persian Gulf on Sir Bani Yas Island is under construction, and the Qasr Al Sarab retreat in the Liwa desert is in the works.
While on a trip to Fiji in September 2002, James allegedly trapped three young iguanas from an ecological preserve and brought them back to the United States in a compartment he made in a prosthetic leg he uses, Mrozek said.
Well-known as the birthplace of flight, this destination offers six parks and wildlife areas, including: Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the nation's first national seashore; Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, an enclave for some of the country's best bird watching and wildlife viewing; Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, home to more than 200 species of birds; and Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve, one of the best remaining examples of a mid-Atlantic maritime forest with deciduous hardwoods.
The center is on sixty-nine acres of tidal estuary within an ecological preserve located on Florida's east coast in the historic and arts-oriented town of New Smyrna Beach.
Just steps away from the beach, a boardwalk meanders through the damp and shaded forest of the resort's 2,000-acre ecological preserve, which is home to 500 types of plants and 82 species of birds.
With scientific surveys unearthing fewer than 30 of these animals at only four locations--the former Kern Lake Preserve, Cole Levee Ecological Preserve, the Kern Fan recharge area and our own Kern National Wildlife Refuge complex--we believe the species is perilously close to extinction.
The incident took place in an ecological preserve some 450 kilometers from Manaus in northwestern Brazil.

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