Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park

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Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park
South Australia
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park is located in South Australia
Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park
Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park
Nearest town or city Marree
Coordinates 28°22′13″S 137°22′51″E / 28.37028°S 137.38083°E / -28.37028; 137.38083Coordinates: 28°22′13″S 137°22′51″E / 28.37028°S 137.38083°E / -28.37028; 137.38083
Established 31 October 1985 (1985-10-31)[1]
Area 13,488.37 km2 (5,207.9 sq mi)[1]
Managing authorities Arabana aboriginal people
Website Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park
Footnotes Coordinates[2]
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park (formerly Lake Eyre National Park) is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia. It is located 697 km north of the state capital of Adelaide within the gazetted locality of Lake Eyre.[3] It contains both the North and South sections of Lake Eyre as well as sections of the Tirari Desert.[4]

The national park protects dry desert landscapes, the nation's largest salt lake and the lowest point on the mainland.[5] As of 2012, the national park has been subject to a co-management agreement between the Arabana aboriginal people and the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR).[6] The national park almost encloses Elliot Price Conservation Park, which covers the Hunt Peninsula and Brooks Island, within and around the northern section of the lake. It was established as South Australia's first arid zone conservation zone. It was named after Elliot Price, from the nearby Muloorina Station. There is no vehicle access to the park.[7][not in citation given]

The national park was renamed as Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park on 14 November 2013.[6]

The national park is classified as an IUCN Category VI protected area.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 16 July 2015)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2014. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Search result for "Lake Eyre (LOCB)" (Record no SA0067087) with the following layers selected - "Suburbs and Localities" and " Place names (gazetteer)"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Outback National Parks South Australia (SA)". Australian Travel & Tourism Network Pty Limited. 2006. Retrieved 2008-06-23. 
  5. ^ Hema Maps (1997). Discover Australia's National Parks. Milsons Point, New South Wales: Random House Australia. p. 328. ISBN 1-875992-47-2. 
  6. ^ a b "Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park proclaimed" (PDF). Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. 27 November 2013. Retrieved 12 September 2015. 
  7. ^ "National Parks and Wildlife South Australia - Lake Eyre national park". www.environment.sa.gov.au. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 

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