Hincks Wilderness Protection Area

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Hincks Wilderness Protection Area
South Australia
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Hincks Wilderness Protection Area is located in South Australia
Hincks Wilderness Protection Area
Hincks Wilderness Protection Area
Nearest town or city Lock
Coordinates 33°52′17″S 136°1′4.9″E / 33.87139°S 136.018028°E / -33.87139; 136.018028Coordinates: 33°52′17″S 136°1′4.9″E / 33.87139°S 136.018028°E / -33.87139; 136.018028
Established 30 September 2004 (2004-09-30)[1]
Area 66.658 km2 (25.7 sq mi)[2]
Managing authorities Department of Environment and Water
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Hincks Wilderness Protection Area is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located in the gazetted locality of Hincks about 87 kilometres (54 miles) north of Port Lincoln and 35 kilometres (22 miles) south east of Lock on the Eyre Peninsula. The wilderness protection area was proclaimed under the Wilderness Protection Act 1992 on 30 September 2004 on land excised from the Hincks Conservation Park.[3][4]

The following qualities have been identified by the government agency managing the wilderness protection area:[1]

Originally set aside as a flora and fauna reserve in 1941, it is one of the largest expanses of mallee on Eyre Peninsula. The area has recorded 420 species of vascular plants including 28 orchids. Of the 420 species, 91 (including four species of orchid) had not previously been recorded on any other reserve in South Australia. The wilderness protection area is dominated by Mallee, with a small portion covered by forest, woodland, or shrubland. Visitors occasionally travel through the reserve or camp on the North-South Track.

It is classified as an IUCN Category Ib protected area.[5]

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  1. ^ a b "Wilderness Advisory Committee Annual Report 2012-13" (PDF). September 2013: 16. ISSN 1832-9357. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 25 November 2014)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Mallee Parks of the Central Eyre Peninsula Management Plan" (PDF). Department of Environment and Heritage. 2007. p. 2. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Search result for "Hincks (Locality Bounded)" (Record no SA0037454) with the following layers being selected - "Suburbs and Localities", "Local Government Areas" and "Hundreds"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2012. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2015.

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