Strict Nature Reserve

WHS that include a Strict Nature Reserve, a zone with the highest wilderness protection and not open to tourism. They are part of IUCN category Ia.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Air and Téneré Sanctuaire des Addax
Aldabra Atoll Aldabra Special Reserve
Andrefana Dry Forests Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve
Białowieża Forest
Colchic Rainforests and Wetlands The components are situated within five protected areas (PAs), i.e., Mtirala National Park, Kintrishi Strict Nature Reserve, a small part of Kintrishi Protected Landscape, Kobuleti Strict Nature Reserve and Kolkheti National Park. (Nomination Text, p. 7)
Cold winter deserts of Turan 9 of the locations have the qualification Ia or similar (AB ev)
Discovery Coast Una: The Biological Reserve is a "strict nature reserve" under IUCN protected area category Ia. (wiki)
Gough and Inaccessible Islands Inaccessible Island Wildlife Reserve
Mount Nimba Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Primeval Beech Forests Several, see link
Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries Wulong Reserve
Srebarna Nature Reserve
Sundarbans National Park Sundarbans National Park (India)
Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
Uvs Nuur Basin Uvs Nuur Basin Strict Protected Area
Volcanoes of Kamchatka Kronotsky Strict Nature Reserve
Yakushima Yakushima Wildlife Area


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