nature reserve


: an area where animals and plants are protected and that has few buildings or homes

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Carnival is developing part of the land but keeping part of the property as a nature reserve. Richard Tribou, Orlando Sentinel, 9 Apr. 2023 Ownership of the public nature reserve was transferred from the foundation in December to the Rancho Santa Fe Association, a nonprofit corporation established in 1927 to manage the community of Rancho Santa Fe. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Mar. 2023 Venturing further, travelers can make the journey to Ras al-Jinz nature reserve and Wadi Shab’s natural pools or set out on a 4x4 expedition to Oman’s highest peak, Jebel Shams. Lauren Jade Hill, Forbes, 2 Apr. 2023 Five hundred firefighters, supported by 20 water-dumping aircraft, battle on to protect a nearby nature reserve. Joseph Wilson, ajc, 30 Mar. 2023 In many ways, the event also celebrated the bayside nature reserve that honors the boys, their mothers’ resilience and a community of supporters. David Hernandez, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Mar. 2023 It's renowned for its gorgeous rolling hillsides that go on for some 20,000 acres, which includes a private nature reserve. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 22 Mar. 2023 Visiting the nearby Mount Etna — Europe’s largest active volcano — or the Isola Bella nature reserve are great ways to spend a day, too. Nina Kahn, Travel + Leisure, 12 Mar. 2023 An undersea nature reserve protects the shallow coral reefs surrounding the island, and snorkeling among colorful marine life and a sunken yacht are favorite activities. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 9 Mar. 2023 See More

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“Nature reserve.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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