Beachport Conservation Park

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Beachport Conservation Park
South Australia
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Beachport Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Beachport Conservation Park
Beachport Conservation Park
Nearest town or city Beachport.
Coordinates 37°27′12″S 139°58′36″E / 37.45333°S 139.97667°E / -37.45333; 139.97667Coordinates: 37°27′12″S 139°58′36″E / 37.45333°S 139.97667°E / -37.45333; 139.97667
Established 1 January 1959 [1]
Area 875 ha (2,160 acres)[1]
Managing authorities Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Website Beachport Conservation Park
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Beachport Conservation Park is a protected area located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia about 80 kilometres (50 miles) north-west of Mount Gambier and immediately north of the township of Beachport. The conservation park was originally created as a reserve in 1959, declared as a National Park in 1959 and was re-proclaimed as a conservation park under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 for the purpose of setting ‘aside to preserve and protect a representative sample of the coastal environment of south east South Australia.’ The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category VI protected area.[2][3][4]

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  1. ^ a b "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 17 Feb 2014)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 26 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "CAPAD 2012 South Australia Summary (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2012. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Beachport Conservation Park". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government. 
  4. ^ "Beachport Conservation Park Management Plan". National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department for Environment and Planning. 1990. pp. 1 & 2. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 

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