Ngarkat Conservation Park

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Ngarkat Conservation Park
South Australia
Ngarkat Conservation Park Tyms Lookout.jpg
Looking north near Tym's Lookout, showing the effects of a past bushfire
Ngarkat Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Ngarkat Conservation Park
Ngarkat Conservation Park
Nearest town or city Pinnaroo
Coordinates 35°43′S 140°36′E / 35.717°S 140.600°E / -35.717; 140.600Coordinates: 35°43′S 140°36′E / 35.717°S 140.600°E / -35.717; 140.600
Established 13 September 1979[1]
Area 2,666.23 km2 (1,029.4 sq mi)[1]
Managing authorities Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Website Ngarkat Conservation Park
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Ngarkat Conservation Park is a protected area located in South Australia's south-eastern corner about 200 kilometres (120 miles) south east of the Adelaide city centre.[2]

The conservation park was proclaimed in 1979 "to conserve the mallee heath habitat of the 90 Mile Desert". On 27 May 2004, the following conservation parks which adjoined the boundaries of the Ngarkat Conservation Park were incorporated into the conservation park and then abolished - Mount Rescue Conservation Park, Mount Shaugh Conservation Park and Scorpion Springs Conservation Park.[3]

The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category Ia protected area.[4]

The conservation park occupies in land in a number of gazetted localities with the majority being in Ngarkat and the remainder being in Parilla, Parrakie and Pinnaroo.[5]

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  1. ^ a b "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 17 Feb 2014)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 26 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ngarkat Complex of Conservation Parks Management Plan" (PDF). Department for Environment and Heritage. 2004. p. 6. Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "National Parks and Wildlife (Ngarkat, Mount Rescue, Mount Shaugh and Scorpion Springs Conservation Parks) Proclamation 2004" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia: 1394–1395. 27 May 2004. Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "CAPAD 2012 South Australia Summary (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2012. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Search result for " Ngarkat (Locality Bounded)" (Record noSA0040522) with the following layers selected - "Suburbs and Localities" and "Local Government Areas"". Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 

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