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National Nature Reserve (NNR)

England’s National Nature Reserves (NNRs) represent many of the finest wildlife and geological sites in the country. They were initially established to protect sensitive features and to provide ‘outdoor laboratories’ for research. Their purpose has widened since those early days. As well as managing some of our most pristine habitats, our rarest species and our most significant geology, most Reserves now offer great opportunities to the public as well as schools and specialist audiences to experience England’s natural heritage. They are managed by Natural England, more information can be found here.

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