Boondina Conservation Park

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Boondina Conservation Park
South Australia
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)[1]
Boondina Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Boondina Conservation Park
Boondina Conservation Park
Nearest town or city Fowlers Bay.[2]
Coordinates31°40′33″S 132°35′16″E / 31.6758°S 132.5878°E / -31.6758; 132.5878Coordinates: 31°40′33″S 132°35′16″E / 31.6758°S 132.5878°E / -31.6758; 132.5878[1]
Established11 November 1993 (1993-11-11)[3][4]
Area125.55 km2 (48.5 sq mi)[4]
Managing authoritiesDepartment for Environment and Water
See alsoProtected areas of South Australia

Boondina Conservation Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located in the west of the state in the gazetted locality of Yellabinna about 38 kilometres (24 mi) north-east of the town centre in Fowlers Bay.[2]

The land first acquired protected area status on 11 November 1993 as part of a conservation reserve dedicated under the Crown Lands Act 1929 and known as the Yumbarra Conservation Reserve.[3] In 2006, the conservation reserve was resumed with part of the resumed crown land being constituted as the Boondina Conservation Park.[5][6]

Its name is derived from the “native name associated with the area by the local Aboriginal people” and which “draws its significance from local water sources.”[2]

As of 2013, the conservation park is managed as part of a larger group of protected areas known as the Yellabinna Reserves which also includes Pureba Conservation Park, the Yellabinna Regional Reserve, the Yellabinna Wilderness Protection Area and the Yumbarra Conservation Park. The management approach for the Yellabinna Reserves is described by the managing authority as being “an integrated and collaborative approach to the conservation of over three million hectares of mallee woodland.” No visitors facilities are provided within the conservation park nor is there access for public vehicles. Mineral exploration and mining is permitted in the conservation park.[7]

A co-management agreement signed by the Far West Coast Aboriginal Corporation and the Government of South Australia in 2013 in respect to the Yumbarra Conservation Park also provides for the corporation to give advice on the management of the conservation park and other reserves in the west of the state.[8] The conservation park is one of those in the west of the state where aboriginal people are permitted to hunt for and gather food.[9]

The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category VI protected area.[1]

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  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 c "Search result(s) for Booinda Conservation Park (Record No. SA0066414) with the following layers being selected - "Parcel labels", "Suburbs and Localities", "Hundreds", "Place names (gazetteer)" and "Road labels"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  3. ^ a b "CROWN LANDS ACT, 1929: SECTION 5, The Thirtieth Schedule" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia: 2438–2440. 11 November 1993. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 11 July 2016)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  5. ^ "CROWN LANDS ACT 1929: SECTION 5" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia. 29 June 2006. p. 2066. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  6. ^ "National Parks and Wildlife (Boondina Conservation Park) Proclamation 2006" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia. 29 June 2006. p. 2106. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  7. ^ South Australia. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (2013), Yellabinna Reserves: management plan, 2013 (PDF), Adelaide SA Dept. of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, pp. I, 1, 2, 10, 11 and 13, retrieved 23 January 2017[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Co-management of parks in South Australia". Far West Coast Aboriginal Corporation. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  9. ^ "National Parks and Wildlife (Boondina Conservation Park and Pureba Conservation Park—Hunting and Food Gathering by Aboriginal Persons) Proclamation 2006" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia: 2105. 29 June 2006. Retrieved 30 January 2017.

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