Paranki Lagoon Conservation Park

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Paranki Lagoon Conservation Park
South Australia
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)[1]
Paranki Lagoon Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Paranki Lagoon Conservation Park
Paranki Lagoon Conservation Park
Nearest town or cityKingston SE
Coordinates36°42′28.8″S 139°53′4″E / 36.708000°S 139.88444°E / -36.708000; 139.88444Coordinates: 36°42′28.8″S 139°53′4″E / 36.708000°S 139.88444°E / -36.708000; 139.88444
Established16 October 2014 (2014-10-16)[2]
Area5.30 km2 (2.0 sq mi)[2]
Managing authoritiesDepartment for Environment and Water
See alsoProtected areas of South Australia

Paranki Lagoon Conservation Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located in the state's south-east in the gazetted locality of West Range about 14 kilometres (8.7 miles) north of the town of Kingston SE.[3][4] 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]

… was a significant feeding ground for waterbirds and waders in the South East. Because it is fed by groundwater, the lake tends to fill earlier in winter and holds water longer in summer than most other lakes in the area. In the past, it has hosted up to 30,000 banded stilt, which are listed as vulnerable under the National Parks and Wildlife Act, and 40,000 waterfowl. Regular seasonal bird counts have also found it is an important feeding ground for a number of migratory species that use the East Asian-Australasian Flyway. These are birds like the sharp-tailed sandpiper, curlew sandpiper and red-necked stint, which are the subject of a number of international protection agreements.

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 1 April 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Search result for "Paranki Lagoon Conservation Park" (record no. feature SA0067805 ) with the following layers selected - "Suburbs and Localities", "Local Government areas"". Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  4. ^ a b "National Parks and Wildlife (Paranki Lagoon Conservation Park) Proclamation 2014". Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII). 16 October 2014. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  5. ^ "New conservation parks a boost for SA's nature protection". Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR). 14 November 2014. Retrieved 1 April 2016.