Carribie Conservation Park

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Carribie Conservation Park
Corny Point[1]South Australia
Carribie Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Carribie Conservation Park
Carribie Conservation Park
Nearest town or cityWarooka.[1]
Coordinates34°59′40″S 137°3′1″E / 34.99444°S 137.05028°E / -34.99444; 137.05028Coordinates: 34°59′40″S 137°3′1″E / 34.99444°S 137.05028°E / -34.99444; 137.05028[2]
Established11 July 1968[3]
Area19 hectares (47 acres)[4]
Managing authoritiesDepartment for Environment and Water
See alsoProtected areas of South Australia

Carribie Conservation Park is a protected area located in the Yorke Peninsula of South Australia about 32 kilometres (20 miles) west of Warooka in the locality of Corny Point[1].

The conservation park consists of land in the section 153 of the cadastral unit of the Hundred of Carribie. The land first received protected area status as a fauna reserve proclaimed in 11 July 1968 under the Fauna Conservation Act 1964.[3] On 27 April 1972, the fauna reserve was reconstituted as the Carribie Conservation Park under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972.[5] As of 2019, it covered an area of 19 hectares (47 acres).[4]

In 1980, the conservation park was described as follows:[6]

Carribie Conservation Park preserves two vegetation associations representative of the original vegetation of the region. As Yorke Peninsula has been largely cleared of naturally vegetated areas this assumes particular significance... Situated on an undulating sandy plain, Carribie Conservation Park has two co-dominant vegetation associations. The northern part of the park features a dense mallee scrub of Eucalyptus diversifolia, while the southern portion exhibits a woodland of Casuarina stricta and Melaleuca lanceolata... Carribie Conservation Park is a small park largely surrounded by cleared land and as such is susceptible to modification via external pressures...

In 2009, it was reported that 81 native plant species had been recorded within the conservation park's boundaries with an orchid, Western Daddy-long-legs, being the only species of conservation significance with a listing in South Australia of rare.[7][8]

The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category III protected area.[2] In 1980, it was listed on the now-defunct Register of the National Estate.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "Search results for Carribie Conservation Park with the following datasets selected – 'Suburbs and Localities', 'NPW and Conservation Reserve Boundaries' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australian Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ a b Bray, J.J. (11 July 1968). "FAUNA CONSERVATION ACT, 1964-1965: HUNDRED OF CARRIBIE—FAUNA RESERVE DECLARED" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia. p. 57. Retrieved 17 April 2019. Section 153, hundred of Carribie
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "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 18 April 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Carribie Conservation Park, Rockleigh Rd, Corny Point, SA, Australia - listing on the now-defunct Register of the National Estate (Place ID 6863)". Australian Heritage Database. Department of the Environment. 21 October 1980. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Mainland Conservation Parks of Yorke Peninsula Management Plan 2009" (PDF). Department for Environment and Heritage. pp. 1, 2 and 14. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  8. ^ "NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE ACT 1972 - SCHEDULE 9 Schedule 9—Rare species". Government of South Australia. Retrieved 18 April 2019. Caladenia bicalliata ssp. bicalliata is listed in part 2 under heading 'ORCHIDACEAE ' without a common name being listed

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