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An area of countryside, or occasionally sea or fresh water, protected by the state for the enjoyment of the general public or the preservation of wildlife.‘commercial exploitation of natural resources in a national park is illegal’
animal sanctuary, preserve, reservation, conservation areaView synonyms
- ‘We gather in Rome for a park personnel introduction to Italy's national parks.’
- ‘Large areas have been declared national parks or used for state-assisted development schemes.’
- ‘The ideal place, most would agree, with the family would be a visit to wildlife sanctuaries, national parks or zoos.’
- ‘That could lead to development destructive to wilderness areas and even national parks.’
- ‘Most birding hotspots in the State are in the periphery of wildlife sanctuaries and national parks.’
- ‘Without the protection of nature reserves and national parks they have little chance of survival.’
- ‘Nearly 40% of Botswana has been set aside for wildlife reserves and national parks.’
- ‘The country has established national parks and game reserves where these animals are protected.’
- ‘All is now quiet on the Gallipoli peninsula and the memorial area is preserved as a national park.’
- ‘Soon after the election was safely won, the area under national parks swelled 50 per cent.’
- ‘When summer is hot and dry, and the eucalypt underbrush piled high, the Sydney area's national parks go boom.’
- ‘This rule is set by the national parks general policy and approved by the Conservation Authority.’
- ‘In much of southern Africa elephants are protected in national parks.’
- ‘Finally, it must be remembered that this is a site in a conservation area in a national park.’
- ‘Much of what is left today is found in protected areas such as national parks.’
- ‘Also subject to public control are the national parks and nature reserves.’
- ‘The national parks of the Bahamas are treasure troves of biodiversity.’
- ‘We have also heard that if the area is made a national park, we will all be required to leave our hamlet and move elsewhere.’
- ‘Aesthetic and cultural sites are commonly associated with large-scale land-use areas such as national parks.’
- ‘We made our way to one of the national parks in the area, Tat Ton and went to look at the waterfall.’
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