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Busby Islet Conservation Park

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Nearest town or city  Kingscote
Area  17 ha
Established  1 January 1967
Busby Islet Conservation Park

Managing authorities  Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
See also  Protected areas of South Australia
Similar  Beyeria Conservation Park, Western River Wilderne, Pelican Lagoon Conserva, Baudin Conservation Park, Pualco Range Conserva

Busby Islet Conservation Park is a protected area located on Busby Islet in Nepean Bay on the north coast of Kangaroo Island in South Australia. The conservation park is located about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) north of the town of Kingscote and occupies an area of 17 hectares (42 acres) on Busby Islet. It was dedicated in 1967 for 'the conservation of wildlife habitat' replacing previous statutory protection dating back to 1909. A management philosophy for the park published in 1987 supports the need to 'ensure the conservation, in perpetuity, of the natural environment, in particular the breeding habitat for birds of the ocean and seashore'. The conservation park is reported as supporting breeding populations of Australian pelicans, black-faced and pied cormorants, pied and sooty oystercatchers, and silver and Pacific gulls, serving as a roost site for migratory waders and being a place visited by Rock parrots and little grassbirds. The conservation park was declared as a 'no entry' area in October 2014. The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category Ia protected area.

References

Busby Islet Conservation Park Wikipedia