Yellabinna Regional Reserve

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Yellabinna Regional Reserve
South Australia
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Yellabinna Regional Reserve is located in South Australia
Yellabinna Regional Reserve
Yellabinna Regional Reserve
Nearest town or city Ceduna
Coordinates 31°08′17″S 133°24′37″E / 31.13806°S 133.41028°E / -31.13806; 133.41028Coordinates: 31°08′17″S 133°24′37″E / 31.13806°S 133.41028°E / -31.13806; 133.41028
Established 25 January 1990 (1990-01-25)[1]
Area 20,008.97 km2 (7,725.5 sq mi)[1]
Managing authorities Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Website Yellabinna Regional Reserve
Footnotes Coordinates[2]
See also Protected areas of South Australia

The Yellabinna Regional Reserve is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located about 30 kilometres (19 miles) north of Ceduna. To the west it borders Nullarbor Regional Reserve, to the south Yumbarra Conservation Park and Pureba Conservation Park. In the northwestern Section the 5,030 km2 Yellabinna Wilderness Protection Area (YWPA) is almost entirely surrounded by the Regional Reserve. The northern border in the western half of the reserve is formed by the Trans-Australian Railway.

The arid landscape is characterised by red sand dunes. The wildlife is adapted to the dry climate. Typical species are scarlet-chested parrots, Major Mitchell's cockatoos, thorny devils, sandhill dunnarts and malleefowls. The reserve is on the outside of the dingo fence, which borders it in the east. Therefore, it is situated in the area where dingoes are tolerated.

The regional reserve is classified as an IUCN Category VI protected area.[2]

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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. ^ a b "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2014. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 

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