Kathai Conservation Park

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Kathai Conservation Park
South Australia
Kathai Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Kathai Conservation Park
Kathai Conservation Park
Nearest town or cityPort Lincoln.[2]
Coordinates34°45′14″S 135°49′48″E / 34.754°S 135.83°E / -34.754; 135.83Coordinates: 34°45′14″S 135°49′48″E / 34.754°S 135.83°E / -34.754; 135.83[1]
Established7 November 1985 (1985-11-07)[3]
Area81 hectares (200 acres)[3]
Managing authoritiesDepartment for Environment and Water
See alsoProtected areas of South Australia

Kathai Conservation Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located on the Eyre Peninsula in the gazetted locality of Duck Ponds about 5 kilometres (3.1 miles) south-west of Port Lincoln.[2]

The conservation park is located on crown land in section 328 in the cadastral unit of the Hundred of Lincoln and which includes “a large hill” of a height of 145 metres (476 feet) above sea level called “Northside Hill.”[2][4] It was constituted under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 on 7 November 1985 to “protect and conserve habitat and wildlife within the Uley catchment basin.” [2][5] It was proposed to be named as the Northside Hill Conservation Park but ‘Kathai’, the aboriginal name for the hill, was approved by the Geographic Names Board.[4] As of July 2016, the conservation park covered an area of 81 hectares (200 acres).[3]

The conservation park is dominated by an “open mallee forest” of coastal white mallee over an understorey consisting of tall shrubs of dryland tea-tree. The purple-flowered mallee which is considered to be “regionally rare“ is found within its boundaries.[2]

The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category III protected area.[1]

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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 c d e "Conservation Parks of Lower Eyre Peninsula Management Plan" (PDF). Department for Environment and Heritage. 2007. pp. 1 and 15. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 11 July 2016)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Search result for "Kathai Conservation Park" (Record no. SA0034383) with the following layers selected - "Suburbs and Localities", "Hundreds" and " Place names (gazetteer)"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 15 July 2016.
  5. ^ "NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE ACT, 1972: SECTION 30—KATHAI CONSERVATION PARK CONSTITUTED" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia: 1362. 7 November 1985. Retrieved 18 January 2017.

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