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Nature reserves

Nature reserves are areas of land in predominantly untouched, natural condition, with high conservation value. Their primary purpose is to protect and conserve their outstanding, unique or representative ecosystems and Australian native plants and animals.

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Scientific research is an important objective in nature reserves, as it increases our understanding of their values and provides the information needed to conserve them. Nature reserves have few visitor facilities, such as picnic areas, lookouts and walking tracks, and visitation is carefully managed to minimise disturbance.

The following list shows all nature reserves in NSW:

Nature reserves

Montague Island Nature Reserve. Photo: Stuart Cohen