The nature reserve concept is often traced back to 1872, when the U.S. Congress established Yellowstone as the world’s first national park. In fact, the basic idea is much older. In medieval England, the New Forest was a royal preserve. It had special protected status so that the king and his nobles could enjoy fine hunting in a land where farming was rapidly encroaching upon woodlands. Despite the hunting and poaching detailed in history and legend, the New Forest remained a viable natural... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2020. 2p.