Billiatt Conservation Park

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Billiatt Conservation Park
South Australia
Billiatt Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Billiatt Conservation Park
Billiatt Conservation Park
Nearest town or city Alawoona
Coordinates 34°59′20″S 140°28′52″E / 34.98889°S 140.48111°E / -34.98889; 140.48111Coordinates: 34°59′20″S 140°28′52″E / 34.98889°S 140.48111°E / -34.98889; 140.48111
Established 12 December 1940[1]
Area 802 hectares (1,980 acres)[1]
Managing authorities Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Billiatt Conservation Park is a protected area in South Australia midway between Alawoona and Lameroo, approximately 200 km east of Adelaide city centre.

Description[edit]

The country is characterised by sand dunes with a mosaic of open mallee scrub. Ridge-fruited and red-tipped slender leaf mallees add colour to the dunes with broombush growing in the mottled shade.[2] The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category Ia protected area.[3]

Fauna[edit]

Pygmy possums and eighteen species of reptile inhabit the park.[4]

Recognition by non-government organisations[edit]

Billiatt Conservation Park is part of an area of land considered by BirdLife International to be an Important Bird Area because it contains small but globally important populations of Malleefowl, Mallee Emu-wren and Purple-gaped Honeyeater, as well as the rare Western Whipbird and Red-lored Whistler.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 25 November 2014)". Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources website
  3. ^ "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2012. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "IBA: Billiat". Birdata. Birds Australia. Retrieved 2011-05-18. 
  5. ^ "Important Bird Areas factsheet: Billiatt". BirdLife International. 2015. Retrieved 11 January 2015.