Loch Luna Game Reserve

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Loch Luna Game Reserve
South Australia
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)[1]
Loch Luna Game Reserve is located in South Australia
Loch Luna Game Reserve
Loch Luna Game Reserve
Nearest town or cityKingston-on-Murray
Coordinates34°12′22″S 140°23′12″E / 34.20611°S 140.38667°E / -34.20611; 140.38667Coordinates: 34°12′22″S 140°23′12″E / 34.20611°S 140.38667°E / -34.20611; 140.38667
Established7 November 1985[2]
Area20.63 km2 (8.0 sq mi)[2]
Managing authoritiesDepartment for Environment and Water
WebsiteLoch Luna Game Reserve
See alsoProtected areas of South Australia

Loch Luna Reserve is a protected area covering the floodplain on the north side of the River Murray in South Australia between the towns of Kingston-on-Murray in the west and Cobdogla in the east. It is located about 180 kilometres (110 miles) east north-east of the Adelaide city centre. It was proclaimed on 7 November 1985 with exception to a parcel of land known as Sugarloaf Hill within the boundaries of the game reserve which has been excluded from protection for the purpose of mining activity. The Moorook Game Reserve immediately adjoins the game reserve's southern boundary. It and the Moorook Game Reserve are reported as providing "significant wildlife habitat and are popular recreation sites, particularly for river-based activities and camping." The game reserve is classified as an IUCN Category VI protected area.[3][4][5][1] In 1989, it was listed on the now-defunct Register of the National Estate.[6]

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  1. ^ a b "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 "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 25 November 2014)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Loch Luna Game Reserve". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
  4. ^ Resource Conservation and Management Group, DENR (1994), Moorook Loch Luna Game Reserve management plan (PDF), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), pp. 2 & 3, ISBN 0-7308-2746-1
  5. ^ Boating Industry Association of South Australia (BIA); South Australia. Department for Environment and Heritage (2005), South Australia's waters an atlas & guide, Boating Industry Association of South Australia, pp. 123–124, ISBN 978-1-86254-680-6
  6. ^ "Loch Luna Game Reserve, Sturt Hwy, Cobdogla, SA, Australia - listing on the now-defunct Register of the National Estate (Place ID 16279)". Australian Heritage Database. Department of the Environment. 18 April 1989.

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