Definition of nature reserve in English:

nature reserve

(also nature preserve)

noun

  • A tract of land managed so as to preserve its flora, fauna, and physical features.

    • ‘The beach at Philorth, next to a nature reserve, has consistently been rated as one of the cleanest in Scotland.’
    • ‘The approval for the nature reserve came not a moment too soon.’
    • ‘He called for the creation of a nature reserve to protect the forest and save the black stork.’
    • ‘A cycle path is to be built across a Colchester country park, despite concerns over the impact on the nature reserve.’
    • ‘The council feels this land must be acquired if the designation as a nature reserve is to be successful.’
    • ‘Four years ago she received a government grant to turn her land into a recognised nature reserve.’
    • ‘China has built a nature reserve at the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon recently to protect its biodiversity.’
    • ‘I was going to tell you about the birds in the nature reserve.’
    • ‘He doesn't seem to realise that Richmond Park has been designated a site of scientific interest and a national nature reserve.’
    • ‘He reckons otters are breeding in the nature reserve.’
    • ‘An urgent call has gone out for a ban on fishing at a Colchester nature reserve after a swan spent three days tangled in discarded fishing line.’
    • ‘Castle Point Council has sent a warning letter to a company it believes dumped tonnes of rubble onto land earmarked for a nature reserve.’
    • ‘I visited a nature reserve in Queensland once, to see juvenile frogs.’
    • ‘People are campaigning against plans for a mobile phone mast in Nelson because they say it will spoil the view of a nature reserve.’
    • ‘Management of the nature reserve includes hay cutting in late summer followed by cattle grazing in the autumn.’
    • ‘John's garden is a nature reserve in itself with little ponds, waterfalls, nest boxes and feeding stations.’
    • ‘The finished park will include five acres of water, a nature reserve and an open air amphitheatre.’
    • ‘The nature reserve and reservoir are quite breathtaking and I enjoy walking there and taking in the magnificent scenery.’
    • ‘At the moment the development will take place on farmland and would not touch the water or the nature reserve to the west of the reservoir.’
    • ‘The nature reserve is home to scores of rare breeds of birds, butterflies and mammals, and is rich in natural history.’
    reserve, park, wildlife reserve, reservation, preserve, home, shelter
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Pronunciation

nature reserve

/ˈneɪtʃər rəˌzərv/