Beachport Conservation Park
|Beachport Conservation Park|
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
|Nearest town or city||Beachport.|
|Established||1 January 1959 |
|Area||875 ha (2,160 acres)|
|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.
- "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 17 Feb 2014)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
- "CAPAD 2012 South Australia Summary (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2012. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
- "Beachport Conservation Park". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
- "Beachport Conservation Park Management Plan". National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department for Environment and Planning. 1990. pp. 1 & 2. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
- Beachport Conservation Park official webpage
- Beachport Conservation Park webpage on protected planet
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