Nature reserves deemed to be of national importance, or controlled by a national-level body may be known as national nature reserves.
Soos National Nature Reserve was designated as a nature reserve by the government of the Czech Republic.
Isle of Man
Point of Ayre is designated as a national nature reserve by the Manx government.
In the United Kingdom, "national nature reserves" are those designed by one of the national conservancy bodies, Natural England, Natural Resources Wales, Scottish Natural Heritage, or the Northern Ireland Environment Agency. In total, there are 411 national nature reserves in the UK.