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Nature reserves are important sites for wildlife, geology, education and enjoyment that are afforded conservation protection under UK legislation. They are designated under the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949 and preserve flora, fauna or geological or physiographical features of special interest and/or for provide opportunities for the study of, and research into, those features.
There are two types of nature reserves:
- Local Nature Reserves (LNR) are locally-important sites. For more information see: Local Nature Reserves.
- National Nature Reserves (NNR) are areas of high-quality wildlife and geology of national importance. For more information see: National Nature Reserves.
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- Site of Nature Conservation Interest (SNCI).
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