Althorpe Islands Conservation Park
|Althorpe Islands Conservation Park|
|Nearest town or city||Stenhouse Bay|
|Established||16 March 1967|
|Area||1.63 km2 (0.6 sq mi)|
|Managing authorities||Department for Environment and Water|
|See also||Protected areas of South Australia|
Althorpe Islands Conservation Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia occupying the Althorpe Islands, Haystack Island and Seal Island in Investigator Strait near the town of Stenhouse Bay. The conservation park was proclaimed in 1972 following the enactment of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 with the protection initially applying to the Western Islets in the Althorpe Islands, Haystack Island and Seal Island with Althorpe Island itself was not added until 1997. The purpose of the conservation park is ‘to protect important wildlife habitat, particularly for sea-bird populations’. It is classified as an IUCN Category Ia protected area.
- "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (refer 'DETAIL' tab )". CAPAD 2016. Australian Government, Department of the Environment (DoE). 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
- "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 17 Feb 2014)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. p. 7. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
- Management Plan - Althorpe Islands, Goose Island and Troubridge Island Conservation Parks (PDF). Adelaide: Department of Environment & Heritage. 2009. pp. 1, 2 & 4. ISBN 978-1-921466-76-2.
|This South Australia protected areas related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This protected areas-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|