|List||Register of the National Estate (Non-statutory archive)|
|Legal Status||Registered (21/10/1980)|
|Place File No||3/09/071/0016|
|Statement of Significance|
The vegetation within Western River Conservation Park exhibits significant differences to that on the plateau to the south and the coast in the north of Kangaroo Island and is relatively undisturbed.
(Criteria A.2 and B.1)
Outstanding natural features include the coastal cliffs and the waterfall on Waterfall Creek. (Criterion C.1)
A large number of bird species utilise the Park, including the glossy black cockatoo (CALYPTORHYNCHUS LATHAMI), endangered in South Australia and the white breasted sea-eagle (HALIAEETUS LEUCOGASTER), threatened in South Australia. (Criterion B.1)
A plant species known to be vulnerable (finger flower, CHEIRANTHERA VOLUBILIS) occurs in Western River Conservation Park. (Criterion B.1)
Populations of the Tammar wallaby (MACROPUS EUGENII) are present in the Park. Individuals of Kangaroo Island populations of this species are the largest in Australia and extensive research has been carried out on them. (Criteria A.1, A.2 and C.1)
The Commission has determined that this placed has Indigenous values of national estate significance. The Commission is currently consulting with relevant communities about the amount of information to be placed on public record.
|Official Values Not Available|
|This Park consists of break-away country, from the lateritic plateau in the south, to the coast in the north, with numerous steep slopes and deep gullies. Vegetation consists of E BAXTERI / E DIVERSIFOLIA / E COSMOPHYLLA open scrub association in the main, with significant areas of E CLADOCALYX low open forest and a coastal complex of low shrubland along the cliffs.|
|History Not Available|
|Condition and Integrity|
|This area is in undisturbed condition, an excellent area for both conservation and scenic aspects.|
|About 2364ha, 27km west-south-west of Parndana on Colmans Road.|
REFERENCES: (1) MARGULES, C. (1978) THE STATUS OF RARE PLANT |
ALLIANCESS BIRDS AND MAMMALS IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA (C.S.I.R.O.) (2)
SPECHT, R.L. ET AL (1974) CONSERVATION OF MAJOR PLANT COMMUNITIES IN
AUSTRALIA AND PAPUA NEW GUINEA (AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY) (3)
LAUT, P. ET AL (1977) ENVIRONMENTS OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA: PROVINCE 3 MT
National Parks and Wildlife Service (nd). Kangaroo Island Parks.
Department of Environment and Planning, South Australia.
National Parks and Wildlife Service (1987). Conservation Parks of
Kangaroo Island. Department of Environment and Planning, South
Australia, pp 86-94.
Social and Ecological Assessment Pty Ltd (1986). Flora and Fauna of
the Kangaroo Island Coast. Report prepared for the South
Australian Coast Protection Board, Appendix VI.5.
Strahan, R. (ed.) (1983). The Australian Museum Complete Book of
Australian Mammals. The National Photographic Index of Australian
Wildlife. Angus and Robertson Publishers, Australia, pp. 232-
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