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nature reserve

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
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The natural ecosystem on the ecological preserve is now impacted by development and also degraded by invasive plant species and accumulation of thatch.
From the end of last year to date, the ecological preserve in Cali - which is considered one of the best in Latin America - has welcomed a giant anteater, a lion, white-tailed deer, a titi monkey, lemurs, turtles, llamas, bears, baboons and antelopes.
They visited the Blackwater Ecological Preserve in Isle of Wight County and Antioch Pines Natural Area Preserve in Zuni.
His Cadwall Chronicles (1987-1992) have a more up-to-date theme: a "forever wild" ecological preserve threatened by the greed of the guardians sworn to maintain it.
The national forest adjoins 125,000-acre Camp Pendleton Marine Base, which has become a major ecological preserve, home to the endangered California least tern (in addition to a host of toxic-waste sites).
Under the plan, the Chanba District, in which the Baqiao area and the company's residential project are located, will become a main ecological preserve and a mid-upper income residential center of Xi'an and will feature magnificent "river by the city, city by the river" scenery.
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 home to over 400 species of birds; Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, a wildlife refuge including more than 150,000 acres of wetland habitats; and Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve, one of the best remaining examples of a mid-Atlantic maritime forest with deciduous hardwoods.
It is closed to the public and used by bird watchers and Scout troops as an ecological preserve, with DWP permission.
Under the plan, the Chanba District will become a main ecological preserve and a mid-upper income residential center of Xi'an and feature magnificent "river by the city, city by the river" scenery.
An aquatic ecological preserve representative of the bay's estuarine environment, centered on open bay systems with parts of the adjacent shoreline.
In addition, Punta Mita's unique location provides access to a wide range of experiences - from exploring the ecological preserve of the Marietta Islands and indigenous Huichol culture, to surfing off one of Punta Mita's great break points.
The remaining 90 percent of Santa Cruz, California's largest island at 24 miles in length, is an ecological preserve of the nonprofit Nature Conservancy, which works with the Park Service.

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