Mantung Conservation Park

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Mantung Conservation Park
South Australia
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Mantung Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Mantung Conservation Park
Mantung Conservation Park
Nearest town or city Loxton
Coordinates 34°35′29″S 140°07′31″E / 34.591306275°S 140.125303035°E / -34.591306275; 140.125303035Coordinates: 34°35′29″S 140°07′31″E / 34.591306275°S 140.125303035°E / -34.591306275; 140.125303035[1]
Established 16 October 2014 (2014-10-16)[2]
Area 1,696 hectares (4,190 acres)[2]
Managing authorities Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Mantung Conservation Park is a protected area located in South Australia about 45 kilometres (28 miles) west of the town of Loxton.[3] The conservation park was proclaimed under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 on 16 October 2014 in respect to an area of land that:[3][4][5]

…complements a large network of adjoining Vegetation Heritage Agreements in the area which are well-managed by local farmers and the Mantung-Maggea Land Management Group (MMLMG) with support from the Murray Mallee Local Action Planning (MMLAP) group and Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin (SAMDB).

The conservation park is reported as being important for the conservation of the following bird species - malleefowl, southern scrub robin, shy heathwren, inland thornbill, white-browed babbler and purple-gaped honeyeater.[3]

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


  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 16 July 2015)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "Mantung Conservation Park protected now and for the future". Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin. 1992. Retrieved 13 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "National Parks and Wildlife (Mantung Conservation Park) Proclamation 2014". Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII). 16 October 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Search result for feature SA0067810 (Mantung Conservation Park)". Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2015.