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Bird Islands Conservation Park

Bird Islands Conservation Park (369 hectares; constituted by statute in 1972) is located at Warburto Point on Spencer Gulf, about 10 kilometres south of the town of Wallaroo. Land additions were made to the park in 1991 to include the intertidal zone of both islands and in 1999 to include the larger, mainland section, which supports mangroves and coastal fringe vegetation.

Carribie Conservation Park

Carribie Conservation Park (19.5 hectares; constituted by statute in 1972) is located beneath the 'toe' of Yorke Peninsula, about 7 kilometres inland from the coast, immediately east of Gleesons Landing and north-east of Daly Head. The park conserves a small area of remnant sheoak/mallee vegetation.

Clinton Conservation Park

Clinton Conservation Park (1,923 hectares; constituted by statute in 1972) is a boomerang-shaped reserve situated at the northern extremity of Gulf St Vincent. The park has had several land additions following its proclamation. This coastal park extends from north of the township of Port Clinton, around the western side and head of the gulf, to the town of Port Wakefield. It then runs south again along the eastern coast to Sandy Point. The park comprises an expanse of mainly low-lying, coastal-fringe habitats, with mangroves and samphire communities, and extensive tracts of intertidal mudflats. The head of gulf wetland and Wakefield River estuary are important as a fish nursery and a significant site for migratory wading birds.

Leven Beach Conservation Park

Leven Beach Conservation Park (502 hectares; proclaimed in 1988) is a coastal reserve located on Hardwicke Bay, part of the northern coastline on the upper 'foot' of Yorke Peninsula. It has a six-kilometre beach frontage backed by low cliffs and a hinterland of undulating, vegetated dunes. Leven Beach Conservation Park conserves sheoak woodland and potentially provides habitat for a nationally endangered species of butterfly, the Yellowish Sedge-skipper Butterfly (Hesperilla donnysa donnysa form flavescens).

Minlacowie Conservation Park

Minlacowie Conservation Park (28.5 hectares; proclaimed in 2008) is located about 13 kilometres west of Stansbury. The park comprises a small patch of remnant mallee/broombush vegetation in very good condition, and conserves a number of significant plant species including the nationally and state vulnerable Winter Spider-orchid (Caladenia brumalis).

Point Davenport Conservation Park

Point Davenport Conservation Park (242 hectares; proclaimed in 1987) is located on a promontory that separates Foul Bay from Sturt Bay, mid-way along the southern coastline of Yorke Peninsula. It is an area of high biodiversity with a range of habitats including beaches and foredunes, and an estuary that is listed as a nationally important wetland. The park borders a swamp fringed by Paperbark Tea-trees (Melaleuca halmaturorum).

Ramsay Conservation Park

Ramsay Conservation Park (147.2 hectares; proclaimed in 2008) is a small park in the Minlaton-Curramulka Threatened Habitat Area. Its dominant vegetation is sheoak and mallee, with very low woodlands and a grassy understorey. It occurs in a high priority bioregion and conserves some species of conservation significance, including the nationally and state endangered Jumping-jack Wattle (Acacia enterocarpa), which has not been recorded thus far in any other National Parks and Wildlife Act reserves on Yorke Peninsula.

Warrenben Conservation Park

Warrenben Conservation Park is a large reserve (4,065 hectares; constituted by statute in 1972). Together with nearby Innes National Park, it conserves a substantial proportion of the natural habitat remaining on southern Yorke Peninsula. The park comprises an area of undulating limestone plains and low, stabilised dunes that remain well vegetated with mallee and tea-tree scrub and some sheoak woodlands. It provides habitat for a number of threatened species including the nationally and state vulnerable Annual Candles, state rare Goldsack's Leek-orchid (Prasophyllum goldsackii), and the nationally and state vulnerable Malleefowl and Western Whipbird (Psophodes nigrogularis leucogaster).

Wills Creek Conservation Park

Wills Creek Conservation Park (2,130 hectares; proclaimed in 2006) is situated at Mangrove Point on the north-western shores of Gulf St Vincent and is a significant coastal wetland/estuary area supporting mangroves and intertidal habitats. The park extends south from the township of Port Clinton to the town of Price. Wills Creek Conservation Park consists of mangrove and samphire habitats along the coastal fringe. Wills and Shag Creeks are known fish nursery areas and as an important habitat for seabirds. To the north, the mangrove woodland is somewhat atypical, being backed by eroding limestone cliffs topped with mallee and dryland tea-tree vegetation. Wills Creek Conservation Park is subject to active mining leases.

Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Mainland Conservation Parks of Yorke Peninsula Management Plan 2009

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