Nullarbor Wilderness Protection Area

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Nullarbor Wilderness Protection Area
South Australia
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Nullarbor Wilderness Protection Area is located in South Australia
Nullarbor Wilderness Protection Area
Nullarbor Wilderness Protection Area
Nearest town or city Ceduna
Coordinates 31°22′30.2″S 130°09′59.8″E / 31.375056°S 130.166611°E / -31.375056; 130.166611Coordinates: 31°22′30.2″S 130°09′59.8″E / 31.375056°S 130.166611°E / -31.375056; 130.166611
Established 6 June 2013 (2013-06-06)[1]
Area 8,942.91 km2 (3,452.9 sq mi)[2]
Managing authorities Department of Environment and Water
Footnotes Coordinates[3]
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Nullarbor Wilderness Protection Area is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located about 270 kilometres (170 miles) west of Ceduna in the locality of Nullarbor.[4]

The wilderness protection area was proclaimed under the Wilderness Protection Act 1992 on 6 June 2013 on land previously proclaimed under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 as the Nullarbor National Park and the Nullarbor Regional Reserve.[5][6]

It is bounded in the west by the Western Australia - South Australian state border, in the south by the coastline adjoining the Great Australian Bight, to the east by the Yalata Indigenous Protected Area and the Nullarbor Regional Reserve, and to the north by the Nullarbor National Park and the Nullarbor Regional Reserve.[1][4][7]

Two heritage-listed sites within the area, Koonalda Cave and the Koonalda Homestead Complex, are listed on the South Australian Heritage Register; the former is also listed on the Australian National Heritage List.[8][9][10]

The wilderness protection area is classified as an IUCN Category Ib protected area.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Wilderness Advisory Committee Annual Report 2012-13" (PDF). September 2013: 17–18. ISSN 1832-9357. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 25 November 2014)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Terrestrial Protected Areas in South Australia (2014) (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2014. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 2014. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Search result for 'Nullarbor Wilderness Protection Area' with the following datasets selected - 'Subuirbs and Localities', 'NPW and Conservation Properties' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 16 January 2018. 
  5. ^ "Highest protection for Nullarbor". Government of South Australia. 22 June 2013. Archived from the original on 29 June 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2018. 
  6. ^ "Wilderness Protection (Nullarbor Wilderness Protection Area) Proclamation 2013" (PDF). THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. Government of South Australia. 6 June 2013. p. 2505. Retrieved 16 January 2018. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ "Koonalda Cave". Australian National Heritage List. Department of the Environment (Cth). Retrieved 12 February 2016. 
  9. ^ "Koonalda Cave, Nullarbor National Park [also on the National Heritage List ID 106022]". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Archived from the original on 15 February 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2016. 
  10. ^ "Koonalda Homestead Complex (including homestead, petrol outlet and generator room, outbuilding, shearers' hut, shearing shed, yards and sheep dip), Nullarbor National Park". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 12 February 2016. 

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