Karte Conservation Park

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Karte Conservation Park
South Australia
Karte Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Karte Conservation Park
Karte Conservation Park
Nearest town or cityPinnaroo [2]
Coordinates35°05′16″S 140°42′30″E / 35.0878736719999°S 140.70840357°E / -35.0878736719999; 140.70840357Coordinates: 35°05′16″S 140°42′30″E / 35.0878736719999°S 140.70840357°E / -35.0878736719999; 140.70840357[1]
Established4 September 1969 (1969-09-04)[3]
Area35.90 km2 (13.9 sq mi)[4]
Managing authoritiesDepartment for Environment and Water
See alsoProtected areas of South Australia

Karte Conservation Park (formerly Karte National Park) is a protected area located in the Australian state of South Australia in the localities of Karte and Parilla about 193 kilometres (120 mi) east of the state capital of Adelaide and about 26 kilometres (16 mi) north-west of the town of Pinnaroo.[2][5]

The conservation park consists of crown land in sections 3, 4 and 10 in the cadastral unit of the Hundred of Kingsford and section 135 in the Hundred of Parilla. It acquired protected area status as the "Karte National Park" on 4 September 1969 by proclamation under the National Parks Act 1966. On 27 April 1972, it was reconstituted as the Karte Conservation Park upon the proclamation of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972. Land in section 10 of the Hundred of Kingsford was added on 7 December 1972 and in Section 135 of the Hundred of Parilla was added on 17 June 1976.[6][3][7][8] As of 2016, it covered an area of 35.90 square kilometres (13.86 sq mi).[4]

In 1980, it was described as follows:[5]

This park contains a discrete area of steep, irregular sand dunes supporting very mature mallee vegetation. The park provides habitat for numerous mallee species including the threatened mallee fowl… Dominant vegetation is tall, dense Eucalyptus incrassata mallee with Melaleuca lanceolata, M. uncinate and Callitris verrucosa. This park has been minimally disturbed despite disturbed natural and cultural surrounds. However pest mammals including the fox, rabbit and house mouse are present. The park has remained unburnt for a considerable time.

The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category Ia protected area.[1] In 1980, it was listed on the now-defunct Register of the National Estate.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (refer 'DETAIL' tab )". CAPAD 2016. Australian Government, Department of the Environment (DoE). 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Search results for 'Karte Conservation Park' with the following datasets selected – 'Suburbs and Localities', 'NPW and Conservation Properties', 'Government Towns', 'Hundreds', 'Roads', 'Recreational Trails' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. South Australian Government. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b Hall, Steele (4 September 1969). "NATIONAL PARKS ACT, 1966: HUNDRED OF KINGSFORD—KARTE NATIONAL PARK DECLARED" (PDF). South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. p. 660. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Protected Areas Information System Reserve List" (PDF). Government of South Australia. 14 December 2016. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  5. ^ a b c "Karte Conservation Park – listing on the now defunct Register of the National Estate (Place ID 7954)". Australian Heritage Database. Department of the Environment. 21 October 1980. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  6. ^ "No. 56 of 1972 (National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1972)". The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia: 660 & 701. 27 April 1972. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  7. ^ Shard, A. J. (7 December 1972). "NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE ACT, 1972: HUNDRED OF KINGSFORD—KARTE CONSERVATION PARK: ALTERATION OF BOUNDARIES" (PDF). South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. p. 2538. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  8. ^ Banfield, D. H. (17 June 1976). "NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE ACT, 1972-1974: KARTE CONSERVATION PARK: ALTERATION OF BOUNDARIES" (PDF). South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. p. 3062. Retrieved 30 March 2018.

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