Darke Range Conservation Park

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Darke Range Conservation Park
South Australia
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Darke Range Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Darke Range Conservation Park
Darke Range Conservation Park
Nearest town or city Darke Peak.
Coordinates 33°28′32″S 136°10′33″E / 33.4755°S 136.1758°E / -33.4755; 136.1758Coordinates: 33°28′32″S 136°10′33″E / 33.4755°S 136.1758°E / -33.4755; 136.1758
Established 28 November 1985 (1985-11-28)[1]
Area 6.93 km2 (2.7 sq mi)[1]
Managing authorities Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Footnotes Coordinates[2]
Nearest town[3]
Managing authority[1]
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Darke Range Conservation Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located on the Eyre Peninsula in the gazetted locality of Darke Peak about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) west of the town centre in Darke Peak.[3]

The conservation park was proclaimed on 28 November 1985 under the state’s National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 in respect to land in following sections and cadastral units - section 116 in the Hundred of Pascoe and section 58 in the Hundred of Darke both of which are located to the immediate west of the Darke Peak town centre.[4][3]

Additional land in the Hundred of Darke was added to the conservation park on 23 September 2010 to the immediate north of the its original extent for the following official reason:[5][6]

The addition to Darke Range Conservation Park will help protect the threatened ecosystems and species unique to this locality, as well as the nationally threatened peppermint gum woodland...

Its name was derived from the Darke Range on which it is located.[3] As of June 2016, the conservation park covered an area of 6.93 square kilometres (2.68 sq mi).[1]

The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category VI protected area.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d "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. 
  2. ^ a b "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2014. Australian Government, Department of the Environment (DoE). 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Search result(s) for Darke Range Conservation Park (Record No. SA0017932) 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. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE ACT, 1972: SECTION 30 DARKE RANGE CONSERVATION PARK CONSTITUTED" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia: 1610. 28 November 1985. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "National Parks and Wildlife (Darke Range Conservation Park) Proclamation 2010". The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia: 4928. 23 September 2010. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Three new conservation parks added to SA's reserve system". Government of South Australia. 13 January 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 

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