Yellabinna Wilderness Protection Area

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Yellabinna Wilderness Protection Area
South Australia
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)[1]
Yellabinna Wilderness Protection Area is located in South Australia
Yellabinna Wilderness Protection Area
Yellabinna Wilderness Protection Area
Nearest town or cityCeduna
Coordinates31°07′31.8″S 133°48′07.1″E / 31.125500°S 133.801972°E / -31.125500; 133.801972Coordinates: 31°07′31.8″S 133°48′07.1″E / 31.125500°S 133.801972°E / -31.125500; 133.801972
Established11 August 2005 (2005-08-11)[2]
Area5,007.04 km2 (1,933.2 sq mi)[3]
Managing authoritiesDepartment for Environment and Water
See alsoProtected areas of South Australia

Yellabinna Wilderness Protection Area is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located in the gazetted locality of Yellabinna about 100 kilometres (62 miles) north of the town of Ceduna.[4][5]

The wilderness protection area was proclaimed under the Wilderness Protection Act 1992 on 11 August 2005 on land previously originally part of the Yellabinna Regional Reserve.[4]

In 2016, its wilderness qualities were reported as follows:[2]

Yellabinna Wilderness Protection Area forms a link between vegetation communities in southeastern Western Australia and Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. Yellabinna Wilderness Protection Area contains a variety of woodland and scrubland communities dominated by Eucalyptus species or Acacia species over dunes and swales and small patches of diverse communities over rocky outcrops. A variety of threatened species have been recorded within the reserve, with additional species considered likely to occur in the area. The enhanced protection of the reserve may encourage recreational activities such as camping, bush walking and wildlife observation.

It is classified as an IUCN Category Ib protected area. [1]

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  1. ^ a b "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (refer 'DETAIL' tab )". CAPAD 2016. Australian Government, Department of the Environment (DoE). 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Wilderness Protection Act 1992 Annual Report 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016" (PDF). September 2016: 11–12. ISSN 1832-9357. Retrieved 30 January 2017. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 25 November 2014)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Yellabinna Reserves Management Plan 2013" (PDF). Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. 2013. pp. 1–2. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Search for feature SA0004233 (Yellabinna Wilderness Protection Area)". Geoscience Australia. Retrieved 17 March 2015.

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