Olive Island Conservation Park

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Olive Island Conservation Park
South Australia
Olive Island Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Olive Island Conservation Park
Olive Island Conservation Park
Nearest town or city Streaky Bay[2]
Coordinates 32°43′17″S 133°58′06″E / 32.721316256°S 133.968348685°E / -32.721316256; 133.968348685Coordinates: 32°43′17″S 133°58′06″E / 32.721316256°S 133.968348685°E / -32.721316256; 133.968348685[1]
Established 16 March 1967[3]
Area 21 ha (52 acres)[4]
Visitation 'very few visitors' (in 2006)[5]:14
Managing authorities Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Olive Island Conservation Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia associated with Olive Island off the west coast of Eyre Peninsula and which is located about 25 kilometres (16 miles) west-northwest of the town of Streaky Bay.[2]

The land under protection was declared as a fauna conservation reserve under the Crown Lands Act 1929 on 16 March 1967.[3] The fauna conservation reserve was re-proclaimed as the Olive Island Conservation Park in 1972 under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 on 27 April 1972 to ‘conserve a significant Australian sea lion breeding habitat.’[6][5]:4 On 19 December 1991, additional land was added to the conservation park.[7] As of 2018, it covered an area of 21 hectares (52 acres).[4]

The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category Ia protected area.[1] In 1980, the conservation park was listed on the former Register of the National Estate.[8]

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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 "Search results for 'Olive Island Conservation Park' with the following datasets selected - 'NPW and Conservation Properties', 'Suburbs and Localities' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. South Australian Government. Retrieved 30 May 2018. 
  3. ^ a b "CROWN LANDS ACT, 1929-1966: FAUNA CONSERVATION RESERVES DEDICATED" (PDF). THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. Government of South Australia. 16 March 1967. pp. 961–962. Retrieved 5 February 2018. 
  4. ^ a b "Protected Areas Information System Reserve List" (PDF). Government of South Australia. 9 March 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2018. 
  5. ^ a b Anon (2006). Island Parks of Western Eyre Peninsula Management Plan (PDF). Adelaide: Department for Environment and Heritage, South Australia. ISBN 1-921238-18-6. 
  6. ^ "No. 56 of 1972 (National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1972)". The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia: 660 & 703. 27 April 1972. Retrieved 27 May 2018. 
  7. ^ Blevins, F.T. (19 December 1991). "NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE ACT 1972 SECTIONS 29 (3) AND 30 (2): VARIOUS CONSERVATION PARKS— ALTERATION OF BOUNDARIES" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. p. 1907. Retrieved 30 May 2018. 
  8. ^ "Olive Island Conservation Park - listing on the now-defunct Register of the National Estate (Place ID 6749)". Australian Heritage Database. Department of the Environment. Retrieved 30 May 2018. 

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