Beatrice Islet Conservation Park

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Beatrice Islet Conservation Park
South Australia
Beatrice Islet Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Beatrice Islet Conservation Park
Beatrice Islet Conservation Park
Nearest town or cityKingscote[1]
Coordinates35°38′23″S 137°40′46″E / 35.63972°S 137.67944°E / -35.63972; 137.67944Coordinates: 35°38′23″S 137°40′46″E / 35.63972°S 137.67944°E / -35.63972; 137.67944
Established16 March 1967[2]
Area1.03 km2 (0.4 sq mi)[1]
Managing authoritiesDepartment of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
See alsoProtected areas of South Australia

Beatrice Islet Conservation Park is a protected area occupying the Beatrice Islets and adjoining intertidal areas in Nepean Bay on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. It is located about 4 kilometres (2.5 miles) east of the town of Kingscote.[3]

It was dedicated in 1967 for 'conservation of wildlife habitat' replacing previous statutory protection dating back to 1909. A management philosophy for the conservation park published in 1987 supports the use of the park as a 'feeding and roosting habitat for waterbirds'. The conservation park which is about 103 ha (250 acres) in size, occupies part of a sandspit extending from Cape Rouge to the immediate north of Kingscote. The Beatrice Islets which originally supported bushes of African boxthorn which, when cleared in either the 1960s or the 1970s, resulted in erosion and destabilisation of both islets to the extent that both were described as being 'a mudflat/cocklebed' which is submerged at high water.[4] [5]

The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category Ia protected area.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 17 Feb 2014)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  2. ^ "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. ^ "Beatrice Islet Conservation Park". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
  4. ^ Anon (1987). Conservation Parks of Kangaroo Island Management Plan (PDF). Adelaide: Department of Environment and Planning, South Australia. pp. 25 & 27. ISBN 0-7243-8983-0.
  5. ^ Robinson, A. C.; Canty, P.; Mooney, T.; Rudduck, P. (1996). "South Australia's offshore islands" (PDF). Australian Heritage Commission. pp. 138, 140, 147 & 301. ISBN 978-0-644-35011-2. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
  6. ^ "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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