Lathami Conservation Park

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Lathami Conservation Park
South Australia
Glossy Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus lathami).jpg
The conservation park protects Glossy Black Cockatoo habitat
Lathami Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Lathami Conservation Park
Lathami Conservation Park
Nearest town or cityParndana[2]
Coordinates35°38′54.24″S 137°14′11.76″E / 35.6484000°S 137.2366000°E / -35.6484000; 137.2366000Coordinates: 35°38′54.24″S 137°14′11.76″E / 35.6484000°S 137.2366000°E / -35.6484000; 137.2366000[1]
Established1 October 1987 (1987-10-01)[3]
Area11.75 km2 (4.5 sq mi)[3]
Managing authoritiesDepartment for Environment and Water
See alsoProtected areas of South Australia

Lathami Conservation Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia on the north coast of Kangaroo Island located in the locality of Cassini about 1 kilometre (0.62 miles) east of Stokes Bay and about 17 kilometres (11 miles) north of Parndana. It was proclaimed on 1 October 1987 to protect important nesting and foraging habitat for the Glossy Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus lathami), after which the conservation park was named.[4][2]


The conservation park has an area of 11.75 square kilometres (4.54 square miles). The southern sector has soils typical of the island's lateritic plateau, grading northwards into shallow grey-brown sands and rocky outcrops. The two main watercourses, Deep Gully and Gum Creek, cut deeply into the underlying rocks, forming gorges with semi-permanent waterholes along parts of their lengths.[4]

On the higher parts of the conservation park, the vegetation is mainly a tall shrubland of Eucalyptus baxteri over Xanthorrhoea tateana, Melaleuca uncinata and Allocasuarina muelleriana, interspersed with E. cladocalyx woodland. The lower parts are characterised by an open forest of E. cladocalyx and E. leucoxylon, with areas of A. verticillata woodland near the coast.[4]

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


  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 result for "Lathami Conservation Park" (Record no SA0038879) with the following layers selected - "Suburbs and Localities"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ a b c Anon (1992). Beyeria and Lathami Conservation Parks Management Plan (PDF). Adelaide: Department of Environment and Planning, South Australia. pp. 5 & 13. ISBN 0-7308-2674-0.

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