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What are Nature Reserves?
25 Sep 2013
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The Australian Government Department of Environment, Caring for Our Country: National Reserve Systems

The National Reserve System is Australia's network of protected areas, conserving examples of our unique landscapes, plants and animals for future generations.
It forms the nation's natural safety net against our biggest environmental challenges: climate change and declining water resources.
 

Australia is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. The National Reserve System is underpinned by a scientific framework to ensure the protection of examples from all our ecosystems, with their distinctive flora, fauna and landscapes. The scientific framework has a clear objective: to develop a 'comprehensive, adequate and representative' 'CAR' system of protected areas.

Source http://www.environment.gov.au/parks/nrs/science/index.html

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