Nullarbor Regional Reserve

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Nullarbor Regional Reserve
South Australia
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Nullarbor Regional Reserve is located in South Australia
Nullarbor Regional Reserve
Nullarbor Regional Reserve
Nearest town or city Ceduna
Coordinates 30°53′27″S 130°33′11″E / 30.89083°S 130.55306°E / -30.89083; 130.55306Coordinates: 30°53′27″S 130°33′11″E / 30.89083°S 130.55306°E / -30.89083; 130.55306
Established 1989[1]
Area 19,198.51 km2 (7,412.6 sq mi)[1]
Managing authorities Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Footnotes Coordinates[2]
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Nullarbor Regional Reserve is a protected area in South Australia located about 300 kilometres (190 miles) west of Ceduna.

Its boundaries are defined by the Trans-Australian Railway to the north and by the Nullarbor National Park, the Nullarbor Wilderness Protection Area and the Yalata Indigenous Protected Area to the south. Its western boundary is with the Western Australia - South Australian state border while its eastern boundary adjoins the Yellabinna Regional Reserve.[3][4][5]

The northeastern corner of the reserve is the locations of Ooldea, and central north Cook on the railway line,[4] and the northern boundary is adjacent to the Maralinga Tjarutja Aboriginal lands.[citation needed]

The northern boundary has the abandoned railway locations of Hughes, Denman, Fisher, O'Malley and Watson, as well as being the section of line that is the known as the longest railway straight.[citation needed]

The Nullarbor Regional Reserve and the adjoining Nullarbor National Park protect the world's largest semi-arid cave landscape, which is associated with many Aboriginal cultural sites.[citation needed] Wildlife inhabiting in the regional reserve includes the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat

The regional reserve 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 25 November 2014)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 8 January 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. ^ "Yellabinna Reserves Management Plan 2013" (PDF). Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. 2013. p. 2. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  4. ^ a b A Review of Nullarbor Regional Reserve 1999 - 2009 (PDF). Department for Environment and Heritage. July 2009. p. 8. ISBN 978-1-921466-43-4. Retrieved 16 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Highest protection for Nullarbor". Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 16 March 2015. 

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