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West Island Conservation Park

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Established  1972
Phone  +61 8 8204 1910
Area  16 ha
Nearest town or city  City of Victor Harbor
West Island Conservation Park
Managing authorities  Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
See also  Protected areas of South Australia
Address  South Australia 5211, Australia
Managing authority  Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Similar  Pualco Range Conserva, Busby Islet Conservation Park, Torrens Island Conserva, Althorpe Islands Conserva, Ironstone Hill Conserva

West Island Conservation Park is a protected area occupying both West Island and Seal Island in coastal waters near Victor Harbor in South Australia. The park was proclaimed in 1972 following the enactment of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 with the protection initially applying to West Island only which itself previously had reserve status under the Fauna Conservation Act 1964-1965. Seal Island was added to the park in 1979. The purpose of the park is to protect the breeding populations of bird species present on both islands such as little penguins, silver gulls, crested terns, Caspian terns and fairy terns. The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category Ia protected area.

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West Island Conservation Park Wikipedia


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