Venus Bay Conservation Park
|Venus Bay Conservation Park|
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
|Nearest town or city||Venus Bay|
|Established||12 February 1976|
|Area||63.76 km2 (24.6 sq mi)|
|Managing authorities||Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources|
|Website||Venus Bay Conservation Park|
|See also||Protected areas of South Australia|
Venus Bay Conservation Park is a protected area located on the west coast of Eyre Peninsula in South Australia immediately west of the town of Venus Bay. It consists of land on the Weyland Peninsula on the south side of Venus Bay, land on the north west side of the bay to the west of the town of Port Kenny and the seven islands located within the bay. The conservation park was originally proclaimed to protect ‘important feeding and breeding grounds for many native birds’. The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category VI protected area.
- "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 17 Feb 2014)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
- "CAPAD 2012 South Australia Summary (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2012. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
- "Venus Bay Conservation Park". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
- "Venus Bay Conservation Park Management Plan," (PDF). Department for Environment and Heritage. 2006. pp. 1 & 3. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
- "Protected Areas of South Australia September (Map) 2014 Edition" (PDF). Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
- Venus Bay Conservation Park official webpage
- Venus Bay Conservation Park webpage on protected planet
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