This Strategy sets the direction and ambition for England’s National Nature Reserves (NNRs). It has been developed by Natural England working in partnership with other NNR managing organisations. NNR declaration secures nationally important sites for nature and nature recovery, environmental science and people, managed to high standards. The Strategy provides a framework for all those involved to increase the contribution of NNRs to 21st century conservation, within and beyond their boundaries.
This 2022 version updates the 2017 document with some changes in phrasing and emphasis to reflect the onus on nature recovery as set out in the Environment Act 2021.
Further information is available at .GOV.UK on the National Nature Reserves in England webpage.