Salt Lagoon Islands Conservation Park

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Salt Lagoon Islands Conservation Park
South Australia
Salt Lagoon Islands Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Salt Lagoon Islands Conservation Park
Salt Lagoon Islands Conservation Park
Nearest town or city Narrung
Coordinates 35°36′0″S 139°3′11″E / 35.60000°S 139.05306°E / -35.60000; 139.05306Coordinates: 35°36′0″S 139°3′11″E / 35.60000°S 139.05306°E / -35.60000; 139.05306
Established 16 March 1967[1]
Area 76 ha (190 acres)[2]
Managing authorities Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Salt Lagoon Islands Conservation Park is a protected area covering two islands and some adjoining waters in Salt Lagoon at the south east extent of Lake Alexandrina in South Australia about 14 kilometres (8.7 miles) south-west of Narrung.[3][4]

It was declared for its significance as follows:[5]

These two small islands are one of the main breeding sites for a number of the larger water birds in South Australia. Species known to breed there include two species of spoonbill, three species of egret, four species of cormorant, three species of ibis and the Nankeen night heron.


The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category Ia protected area.[6]It was listed on the former Register of the National Estate.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 
  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. ^ "Salt Lagoon Islands Conservation Park". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government. 
  4. ^ Boating Industry Association of South Australia (BIA); South Australia. Department for Environment and Heritage (2005), South Australia's waters an atlas & guide, Boating Industry Association of South Australia, pp. 4 & 12, ISBN 978-1-86254-680-6 
  5. ^ a b "Salt Lagoon Conservation Park, Salt Lagoon, Narrung, SA, Australia (Place ID 7913)". Australian Heritage Database. Department of the Environment. 
  6. ^ "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2012. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 

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