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Cape Gantheaume Wilderness Protection Area

Cape Gantheaume Wilderness Protection Area
South Australia
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Cape Gantheaume Wilderness Protection Area is located in South Australia
Cape Gantheaume Wilderness Protection Area
Nearest town or city Kingscote
Coordinates
Established 15 October 1993[1]
Area 200.99 km2 (77.6 sq mi)[1]
Managing authorities Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (South Australia)
Website Cape Gantheaume Wilderness Protection Area
Footnotes Coordinates[2]
See also Protected areas of South Australia
Cape Gantheaume Wilderness Protection Area

is a protected area located on the south coast of Kangaroo Island in South Australia about 40 km (25 mi) south west of Kingscote. It was established in 1993 on land previously part of the Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park. The following qualities have been identified by the government agency managing the wilderness protection area:[3]

The area is prime coastal wilderness with high ecological and aesthetic integrity. It is undulating country that has an excellent cover of mallee vegetation and diverse coastal landscapes with high scenic and habitat value. Wilderness quality is evaluated as high in all of the Wilderness Protection Area except a narrow strip on the east coast where it is affected to a minor extent by the presence of a rough track along the eastern coastline.

The wilderness protection area is classified as an IUCN Category Ib protected area.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "CAPAD 2012 South Australia Summary (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2012. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  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. 
  3. ^ "Wilderness Advisory Committee Annual Report 2012-13" (PDF). September 2013. p. 15.  

External links

  • Cape Gantheaume coastal trek (pdf) - Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
  • Entry for Cape Gantheaume Wilderness Protection Area on protected planet


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