Baird Bay Islands Conservation Park

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Baird Bay Islands Conservation Park
South Australia
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)[1]
Baird Bay Islands Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Baird Bay Islands Conservation Park
Baird Bay Islands Conservation Park
Nearest town or cityStreaky Bay
Coordinates33°4′52″S 134°17′4″E / 33.08111°S 134.28444°E / -33.08111; 134.28444Coordinates: 33°4′52″S 134°17′4″E / 33.08111°S 134.28444°E / -33.08111; 134.28444[1]
Established16 March 1967[2]
Area11 ha (27 acres)[3]
Visitation"numbers unknown" (in 2006)[4]:32–33
Managing authoritiesDepartment for Environment and Water
See alsoProtected areas of South Australia

Baird Bay Islands Conservation Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia associated with two islands located in Baird Bay on the west coast of Eyre Peninsula respectively about 32 kilometres (20 miles) and 45 kilometres (28 miles) west south-west of Streaky Bay.[5][4]:4–5

The islands are respectively an unnamed island within Baird Bay and Jones Island, and each first obtained protected area status as a fauna conservation reserve declared under the Crown Lands Act 1929-1966 on 16 March 1967.[2][4]:4–5 On 27 April 1972, the land under protection was reconstituted as the Baird Bay Islands Conservation Park upon the proclamation of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972.[6]

In 1980, the conservation park was described as follows:[7]

Two low flat limestone islands. The unnamed island in Baird Bay (section 181) is connected to the mainland at low tide and features a largely introduced flora. Jones Island off the mouth of Baird Bay retains its natural vegetation. Islands dedicated as a park primarily to preserve the breeding habitat of sea-birds including the uncommon osprey, pelicans, sooty oyster catchers and crested terns. A colony of Australian sea-lions also utilises Jones Island. Jones Island is in good condition in the absence of introduced species and retains considerable conservation importance. The unnamed island in Baird Bay is degraded.

The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category IV protected area.[1] In 1980, the conservation park was listed on the former Register of the National Estate.[7]


  1. ^ a b c "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (refer 'DETAIL' tab )". CAPAD 2016. Australian Government, Department of the Environment (DoE). 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b "CROWN LANDS ACT, 1929-1966: FAUNA CONSERVATION RESERVES DEDICATED" (PDF). THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. Government of South Australia. 16 March 1967. pp. 961–962. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  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. ^ a b c Anon (2006). Island Parks of Western Eyre Peninsula Management Plan (PDF). Adelaide: Department for Environment and Heritage, South Australia. pp. 4–5 & 32–33. ISBN 1-921238-18-6.
  5. ^ "Baird Bay Islands Conservation Park". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
  6. ^ "No. 56 of 1972 (National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1972)". The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia: 660 & 703. 27 April 1972. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Baird Bay Islands Conservation Park - listing on the now-defunct Register of the National Estate (Place ID 6746)". Australian Heritage Database. Department of the Environment. Retrieved 6 June 2018.

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