Point Labatt Conservation Park
|Point Labatt Conservation Park|
Point Labatt as viewed from the east
|Nearest town or city||Streaky Bay|
|Established||12 July 1973|
|Area||51 ha (130 acres)|
|Visitation||10,000 (in 1988-89)|
|Managing authorities||Department for Environment and Water|
|Website||Point Labatt Conservation Park|
|See also||Protected areas of South Australia|
Point Labatt Conservation Park is a protected area occupying Point Labatt on the west coast of Eyre Peninsula in South Australia about 39 kilometres (24 miles) South by east of Streaky Bay. The conservation park was proclaimed in July 1973 under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 for the purpose of protecting what is considered to be ‘the largest colony of Australian sea lions on mainland Australia’. The conservation park was formed on land donated in 1972 by Ron, Myra and Ellen Freeman who were concerned that ‘illegal shooting was threatening these once endangered animals.’ The Point Labatt Aquatic Reserve, an associated protected area, was proclaimed in October 1988 under the Fisheries Act 1982 for the purpose of protecting an area of adjoining ocean used by the colony as a feeding ground. The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category III protected area.
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- South Australia. Department of Marine and Harbors (1985), The Waters of South Australia a series of charts, sailing notes and coastal photographs, Dept. of Marine and Harbors, South Australia, pp. Charts 39 & 41, ISBN 978-0-7243-7603-2
- "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 17 Feb 2014)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. p. 7. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
- South Australia. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Far West District; South Australia. National Parks and Wildlife Service (1995), Point Labatt Conservation Park management plan, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia (PDF), Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources, pp. i, 5 & 8
- "Point Labatt Conservation Park". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
- "CAPAD 2012 South Australia Summary (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2012. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
- Point Labatt Conservation Park official site
- South Australian Tourism Commission official site
- Page on protected planet website
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