Parndana Conservation Park

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Parndana Conservation Park
South Australia
Parndana Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Parndana Conservation Park
Parndana Conservation Park
Nearest town or city Parndana,
Coordinates 35°45′30″S 137°19′45″E / 35.75833°S 137.32917°E / -35.75833; 137.32917Coordinates: 35°45′30″S 137°19′45″E / 35.75833°S 137.32917°E / -35.75833; 137.32917
Established 1 January 1968 (1968-01-01)[1]
Area 625 hectares (1,540 acres)[1]
Managing authorities Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Parndana Conservation Park is a protected area in South Australia located on Kangaroo Island. It was dedicated in 1968 for the protection of remnant native vegetation.[2]


The conservation park has an area of 580 hectares (1,400 acres) and is located in the locality of Cassini about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) north-east of the town of Parndana in the central part of the island, about 30 kilometres (19 mi) west of Kingscote.[3][2] The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category III protected area.[4]

Flora and fauna[edit]

Most of the area of the conservation park carries low open forest and shrubland featuring Eucalyptus baxteri and E. cosmophylla over Allocasuarina muelleriana, Banksia marginata, B. ornata, Xanthorrhoea tateana, Leptospermum myrsinoides and Hakea sp. Some areas along drainage lines have an open forest or woodland of E. cladocalyx over Acacia paradoxa. The conservation park provides feeding and nesting habitat for Glossy Black Cockatoos.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 16 July 2015)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c Anon (1987). Conservation Parks of Kangaroo Island Management Plan (PDF). Adelaide: Department of Environment and Planning, South Australia. pp. 60–63. ISBN 0-7243-8983-0. 
  3. ^ "Search result for "Parndana Conservation Park" (Record no SA0053655) with the following layers selected - "Suburbs and Localities"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 7 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2012. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 

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