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Heggaton Conservation Park
South Australia
IUCN Category VI (Managed Resource Protected Area)
Nearest town or city Kimba.
Established 11 November 1993 (1993-11-11)
Area 64.76 km2 (25.0 sq mi)
Managing authorities Department for Environment and Water
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Heggaton Conservation Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia, located on the Eyre Peninsula in the gazetted locality of Mangalo about 28 kilometres (17 mi) south-east of Kimba.

The conservation park was proclaimed on 6 September 2012 under the state’s National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 in respect to land previously dedicated as a conservation reserve known as the Heggaton Conservation Reserve on 11 November 1993. The conservation park was constituted to permit access under the Mining Act 1971 and the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000. Its name is ultimately derived from the cadastral unit of the Hundred of Heggaton in which it is located.

As of 2014, it and three adjacent conservation parks were described by their managing authority as follows:

These parks (sic) are dominated by relatively undisturbed mallee forest, and woodland associations with a Melaleuca shrub understorey. They provide important habitat for Malleefowl populations and contain significant species including Gilbert’s Whistler, Bentham’s Goodenia and the Six-nerve Spine-bush which are listed as rare under the National Parks and Wildlife Act.

The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category VI protected area.

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