Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park

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Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park
South Australia
Sellicks range.JPG
Reserve as viewed from Seagull Street, Aldinga Beach
Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park
Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park
Nearest town or cityAdelaide
Coordinates35°17′38″S 138°27′21″E / 35.29389°S 138.45583°E / -35.29389; 138.45583Coordinates: 35°17′38″S 138°27′21″E / 35.29389°S 138.45583°E / -35.29389; 138.45583
Established7 November 1975[2]
Area2.66 km2 (1.0 sq mi)[3]
Managing authoritiesDepartment for Environment and Water
WebsiteAldinga Scrub Conservation Park
See alsoProtected areas of South Australia

Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park is a protected area located in the suburbs of Aldinga Beach and Sellicks Beach about 46 kilometres (29 miles) south by west of Adelaide in South Australia. The park was proclaimed in November 1975 under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 for the purpose of protecting a parcel of undeveloped land considered to be 'a significant remnant of the natural habitat that once occurred all along the southern Adelaide coastline'. The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category III protected area.[4][5][1]

It is positioned in the Willunga sub-basin and is characterised by a backdrop of sand dunes, sand blows and small coastal vegetation. The Park consists of an extensive range of rare plants and is considered as an important region for the conservation of flora and fauna. Some of the rare plants include Lacy coral lichen, nardoo, hairy sedge and various species of orchids. Short-beaked echidnas, lizards, bats and several birds form a part of its ecosystem.[6]

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  1. ^ a b "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (refer 'DETAIL' tab )". CAPAD 2016. Australian Government, Department of the Environment (DoE). 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  2. ^ Slater, John W. (7 November 1985). "NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE ACT, 1972: SECTION 30—ALDINGA SCRUB CONSERVATION PARK CONSTITUTED" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia. p. 1362. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 17 Feb 2014)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
  5. ^ South Australia. Department of Environment and Planning Far West District; South Australia. National Parks and Wildlife Service (1992), Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park management plan, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia (PDF), Dept. of Environment and Planning, p. 5
  6. ^ "Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park". National Parks South Australia.

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