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Lipson Island Conservation Park
South Australia
IUCN Category III (Natural Monument)
Nearest town or city Lipson.
Established 16 March 1967
Area 8 ha (20 acres)
Managing authorities Department for Environment and Water
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Lipson Island Conservation Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia associated with Lipson Island in Spencer Gulf about 12 kilometres (7.5 miles) north northeast of Lipson.

The land which now comprises the conservation park previously received statutory protection in March 1967 as a fauna conservation reserve declared under the Crown Lands Act 1929-1966 and was re-proclaimed in 1972 under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 as a conservation park.

The area under protection is considered significant for the following reason: ‘a small island supporting breeding colonies of fairy penguins, black-faced cormorants, sooty oystercatchers, crested terns, pacific gulls and silver gulls.’

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

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