Vegetation at Gluepot Reserve, South Australia
|Nearest town or city||Waikerie|
|Established||27 June 2000|
|Area||541.16 km2 (208.9 sq mi)|
|Managing authorities||BirdLife Australia|
|See also||Protected areas of South Australia|
Gluepot was established by Birds Australia (now BirdLife Australia) in 1997 by the purchase, through a public appeal, of Gluepot Station, a pastoral lease with an area of 540 square kilometres (210 sq mi) in the semi-arid Murray Mallee region of South Australia. The decision to purchase Gluepot Station, Birds Australia's first reserve, was taken in order to protect its outstanding floral and faunal values, under threat because of an application by the lessee to burn the property to provide grazing for sheep.
Nearly 200 species of birds have been recorded at Gluepot Reserve. These include the nationally threatened malleefowl, regent parrot, red-lored whistler and black-eared miner. A further 33 species are considered to be regionally threatened. Scarlet-chested parrots are known to have bred on Gluepot Reserve in the past, and still visit the reserve.
Gluepot Reserve has protected area status due being to the subject of a native vegetation heritage agreement created under the Native Vegetation Act 1991 (SA) where its owner, BirdLife Australia, has agreed to protect the property’s native vegetation in perpetuity. Gluepot Reserve is classified as an IUCN Category III protected area. Gluepot Reserve is within the extent of both the Riverland Biosphere Reserve and the Riverland Mallee Important Bird Area.
- "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2014. Australian Government, Department of the Environment (DoE). 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
- "Gluepot Reserve) Official Record for Unnamed (No.HA1196)". World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA), a joint project of IUCN and UNEP. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
- "Search result for " Gluepot (LOCB)" (Record no SA0067066) with the following layers selected - "Suburbs and Localities", "Counties" and "Place names (gazetteer)"". Property Location Browser. Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
- "Gluepot". BirdLife Australia. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
- "Important Bird Areas factsheet: Riverland Mallee". BirdLife International. 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
- "Protected Areas of South Australia September (Map) 2014 Edition" (PDF). Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
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