Ediacara Conservation Park
|Ediacara Conservation Park|
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
|Nearest town or city||Leigh Creek|
|Established||11 November 1993|
|Area||22.12 km2 (8.5 sq mi)|
|Visitation||"a small number of visitors each year" (in 2012)|
|Managing authorities||Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources|
|See also||Protected areas of South Australia|
The conservation park was proclaimed under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 in 2007 over land previously declared as a conservation reserve under the Crown Lands Act 1929 in 1993 and as a fossil reserve in 1958.
The conservation park protects and conserves an "assemblage of fossilised Ediacaran soft- bodied marine organisms of international importance," "places of significance" to the Adnyamathanha people, "remnants of mining history associated with the Ediacara mineral field," and an "important chenopod habitat."
The name of the conservation park is derived from the Adnyamathanha language name "Ithiaka-na-danha, where Ithi means ‘Zebra Finch’ and aka – na-danha means ‘to come out’" which is used as the name for the area in which the conservation park is located.
Citations and references
- DEWNR, 2015
- DEWNR, 2012, page 7
- DoE, 2014
- DEWNR, 2012, page 5
- DPTI, 2009
- DPTI, 2009a
- DEWNR, 2012, page ii
- DoE, 1980
- DEWNR, 2012, page 4
- DEWNR, 2012, page 2
- "Ediacara Fossil Reserve Palaeontological Site, Ediacara Conservation Reserve [Note that National Heritage Place 24300 Ediacara Fossil Site - Nilpena is 20km to the south]". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Archived from the original on 15 February 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
- "Ediacara Conservation Park Management Plan 2012" (PDF). The Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR). 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
- "Search result for Ediacara Conservation Park (record id no SA0021938)". Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI). 2009. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
- "Search result for Ediacara Conservation Reserve (record id no SA0021939)". Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI). 2009a. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
- "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 16 July 2015)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR). Retrieved 3 August 2015.
- "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2014. Australian Government, Department of the Environment (DoE). 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
- "Ediacara Reserve, Ediacara Station via Beltana, SA, Australia". Australian Heritage Database. Australian Government, Department of the Environment (DoE). 1980. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
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