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GEMET General Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus

biological reserve

Definition

An area of land and/or of water designated as having protected status for purposes of preserving certain biological features. Reserves are managed primarily to safeguard these features and provide opportunities for research into the problems underlying the management of natural sites and of vegetation and animal populations. Regulations are normally imposed controlling public access and disturbance. (Source: GOOD)

Themes
  • biology
  • environmental policy
  • natural areas, landscape, ecosystems
Groups
  • LAND (landscape, geography)
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Scope note

Scope note is not available.

Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/7137