Definitions for "Local Nature Reserve"
Local Nature Reserves are for both people and wildlife. They are places with wildlife or geological features that are of special interest locally, which give people special opportunities to study and learn about them or to enjoy and have contact with nature.
A Local Authority designation, in consultation with English Nature, under the provisions of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949, to protect sites of special wildlife interest and enhance public enjoyment of wildlife.
Owned or controlled by local authorities, some are also Sites of Special Scientific Interest. They are designated after consultation with English Nature.