Searcy Bay Conservation Park

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Searcy Bay Conservation Park
South Australia
Searcy Bay Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Searcy Bay Conservation Park
Searcy Bay Conservation Park
Nearest town or city Streaky Bay
Coordinates 33°2′23.42″S 134°14′31.13″E / 33.0398389°S 134.2419806°E / -33.0398389; 134.2419806Coordinates: 33°2′23.42″S 134°14′31.13″E / 33.0398389°S 134.2419806°E / -33.0398389; 134.2419806
Established 9 February 2012[1]
Area 868 ha (2,140 acres)[1]
Managing authorities Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Searcy Bay Conservation Park is a protected area located on the west coast of Eyre Peninsula in South Australia about 25 kilometres (16 miles) south of Streaky Bay.

It was proclaimed under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 in 2012 for the purpose of protecting ‘important breeding habitat for the eastern osprey (Pandion cristatus) and white-bellied sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster)’ and to provide ‘provide important habitat for threatened shorebirds and migratory birds, including the hooded plover (Thinornis rubricollis), sooty oystercatcher(Haematopus fuliginosus) and sanderling (Calidris alba).’ Its name is derived from Searcy Bay which itself is derived from Alfred Searcy.[2][3][4]

The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category III protected area.[5].

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 17 Feb 2014)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 26 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Sea-scape of Searcy Bay, west coast of South Australia [PRG 280/1/4/162] • Photograph at the State Library of South Australia
  3. ^ "THE LATEST PLACE NAMING". The Register. Adelaide. 17 September 1908. p. 6. Retrieved 16 October 2015 – via National Library of Australia. 
  4. ^ "News Release:GREATER PROTECTION FOR THE SPECTACULAR WEST COAST" (PDF). Government of South Australia. 13 February 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "CAPAD 2012 South Australia Summary (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2012. Australian Government – Department of the Environment. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 

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