Whidbey Isles Conservation Park

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Whidbey Isles Conservation Park
South Australia
Coffin Bay National Park Almonta Beach 2.jpg
Golden Island seen from Almonta Beach
Whidbey Isles Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Whidbey Isles Conservation Park
Whidbey Isles Conservation Park
Nearest town or city Coffin Bay.
Coordinates 34°43′37.6″S 135°09′33″E / 34.727111°S 135.15917°E / -34.727111; 135.15917Coordinates: 34°43′37.6″S 135°09′33″E / 34.727111°S 135.15917°E / -34.727111; 135.15917
Established 16 March 1967[1]
Area 3.04 km2 (1.2 sq mi)[1]
Managing authorities Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
See also Protected areas of South Australia

The Whidbey Isles Conservation Park consists of seven islands located west-southwest of Coffin Bay, lower Eyre Peninsula. The group, which includes the Four Hummocks group, Perforated Island, Price Island and Golden Island, supports breeding populations of seabirds and marine mammals. Colonies of the endangered Australian Sea-lion (Neophoca cinerea) and protected New Zealand Fur-seal (Arctocephalus forsteri) occur on some of these islands. The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category Ia protected area.[2][3]

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  1. ^ a b "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 25 November 2014)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2012. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Anon (2006). Island Parks of Western Eyre Peninsula Management Plan (PDF). Adelaide: Department for Environment and Heritage (DEH), South Australia. p. 7. ISBN 1-921238-18-6. 

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