Althorpe Islands Conservation Park

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Althorpe Islands Conservation Park
South Australia
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Althorpe Islands
Althorpe Islands Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Althorpe Islands Conservation Park
Althorpe Islands Conservation Park
Nearest town or city Stenhouse Bay
Coordinates 35°21′57.4632″S 136°51′58.7412″E / 35.365962000°S 136.866317000°E / -35.365962000; 136.866317000Coordinates: 35°21′57.4632″S 136°51′58.7412″E / 35.365962000°S 136.866317000°E / -35.365962000; 136.866317000
Established 1972[1]
Area 163 ha (400 acres)[2]
Managing authorities Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
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.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b 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. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "CAPAD 2012 South Australia Summary (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2012. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 

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