| Commentary

218 Nature reserves

| Commentary

218 Nature reserves

Natural England and the Natural Resources Body for Wales have among their principal functions the establishment, maintenance and management of national nature reserves. Nature reserves are managed for the purpose of providing special opportunities for the study of, and research into, matters relating to the flora and fauna of Great Britain and the physical conditions in which they live, and preserving flora, fauna or geological or physiographical features of special interest in the area.

Land managed as a nature reserve is generally subject to byelaws for the protection of the reserve, for example byelaws may prohibit or restrict

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