Eric Bonython Conservation Park
|Eric Bonython Conservation Park|
|Nearest town or city||Yankalilla|
|Established||1 January 1960|
|Area||6 hectares (15 acres)|
|Visitation||"very few visitors" (in 2009)|
|Managing authorities||Department for Environment and Water|
|See also||Protected areas of South Australia|
The conservation park was proclaimed under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 in 1972. On 9 November 1967, it was proclaimed under the National Parks Act 1966 as Eric Bonython National Parks Reserve.Prior to 1967, it was already under statutory protection."
As of 2011, the conservation park was described as being "a fine, but small, example of the pre-European settlement vegetation that once covered this area." The conservation park contains a dominant forest of Messmate Stringybark with an understorey including "tall shrubs and mid ferns" as well as the nationally endangered perennial herb, Osborn's Eyebright.
- "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (refer 'DETAIL' tab )". CAPAD 2016. Australian Government, Department of the Environment (DoE). 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
- "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 16 July 2015)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
- "Reserves of the South-western Fleurieu Peninsula Fire Management Plan" (PDF). Department of Environment and Heritage. 2009. pp. 13 & 59. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
- "Search for feature SA0022726 (Eric Bonython Conservation Park)". Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
- Walsh, Frank (9 November 1967). "NATIONAL PARKS ACT, 1966: VARIOUS NATIONAL PARKS NAMED" (PDF). South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. p. 2043. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
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