Designation type: Réserve naturelle nationale

General information

Code FR03
Source data set Common Database on Designated Areas (CDDA)
Geographical coverage France
Designation name in original language Réserve naturelle nationale
Designation name in English National Nature Reserve
Designation abbreviation FR03
CDDA sites No
Area reference (ha)
Total area(ha) 178487.28

National information

National Law Origine : Loi n°76-629 du 10 juillet 1976. Loi n°2002-276 du 27 février 2002, JORF 28 février 2002 et Décret n°2206-665 du 7 juin 2006, JORF 8 juin 2006 ; Décret n° 2007-397 du 22 mars 2007, JORF 23 mars 2007 ; Décret n°2007-942 du 15 mai 2007, JORF 16 mai 2007.
National Category A
Reference for National Law Code de l’environnement : Articles L. 332-1 à L. 332-27 et R. 332-1 à R. 332-29. -
National Law Agency French Ministry in charge of the environment. In march 2012, name, acronym and address as follows : Ministère de l'Écologie, du Développement durable, des Transports et du Logement (MEDDTL) 92055 La Défense Cedex France. For nature reserves network, contact also : Réserves Naturelles de France, 6 bis rue de la Gouge, B.P. 100 - 21803 QUETIGNY Cedex, France.


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Remark Most of our nature reserves are designed to protect biodiversity, though some aim to protect geodiversity (geological reserves, IUCN code set to III). There is no distinction between continental and marine reserves (all are treated here, and categorized IUCN IV, though part of them sometimes clearly relevant for IUCN I). Note also that corsican reserves are now legally distinct and to be found under a different entry.Since the last update (number 155), 7 new sites have been created and one has been deleted in Guadeloupe (due to National Park extension), there are now 161 nature reserves.
Source remark
European Environment Agency (EEA)
Kongens Nytorv 6
1050 Copenhagen K
Phone: +45 3336 7100