Some places on this earth are so incredible that maybe we should just appreciate them from afar. But then again, knowing these places provide pristine environments, beautiful landscapes and a variety of plants and animals, may be reason enough to visit.
There are thousands of protected areas worldwide, each of which target biodiversity. They do what they can to protect their wildlife species, some of which are endangered, flora, fauna and environments.
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Along with wildlife spotting, most nature reserves allow recreation. Visitors can go hiking, camping and birdwatching.
From Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park to the Wyoming’s National Elk Refuge and Russia’s Kronotsky National Biosphere Reserve, the best national reserves are located all over the world.
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