Updated: July 17, 2012
SA Sanctuary Zone map released
The South Australian government has released a map showing the proposed zoning for SA’s marine parks network.
Years in the making the proposal is the result of years of consultation. It's by no means perfect but it does represent a significant step for marine conservation.
See the Government’s release here. More information on why SA need marine sanctuaries
The plan will help protect some of our most iconic high conservation value areas such as:
- Nuyts Reef,
- Isles of St Francis,
- Pearson Island,
- Areas around Kangaroo Island and,
- The Coorong coast.
The management plans for the Marine Parks are expected to released in September and a consultation period of at least 6 weeks is anticipated. The Wilderness Society SA will be providing you with information to have your say on the proposal, so stay tuned.
A Great Start
What has been proposed is a good start but further areas that could be considered for Sanctuary Zones include Franklin and Eyre Islands off the Ceduna coast, Top Gallant Isles off the Elliston coast, the coastline adjacent to the Chain of Bays, the coastline adjacent to Cape Gantheaume Wilderness Area on Kangaroo Island, the coastline adjacent to Deep Creek Conservation Park and the coastline adjacent to Innes National Park
The SA Marine Parks are all in state waters (up to 3 nautical miles offshore) and are part of a different process to the commonwealth Marine Parks recently announced for offshore waters.
It is an exciting time for SA people who love our marine environment; we thank you for your ongoing support.
- Stay informed via our SA Marine email list email us at email@example.com and we will add you
- Get involved in our upcoming actions in support of marine sanctuaries by becoming a volunteer
For more information, please contact:
The Wilderness Society (South Australia) Inc
Postal: GPO Box 1734
Adelaide, SA, 5001
Lvl 7, 118 King William St,
Adelaide, SA, 5000
Phone: 08 8231 6586