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Pigface Island Conservation Park
South Australia
Nearest town or city Streaky Bay
Established 2 May 1968
Area 16 ha (40 acres)
Visitation 'very few visitors' (in 2006)
Managing authorities Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Pigface Island Conservation Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia associated with Pigface Island located in Streaky Bay on the west coast of Eyre Peninsula about 13 kilometres (8.1 miles) north north-east west of the town of Streaky Bay.

It was proclaimed under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 in 1972 for the purpose of conserving a ‘sea bird roosting habitat’. The land under protection had previously been dedicated as a Fauna Conservation Reserve on 2 May 1968. A statement of significance published in 1980 advises: ‘a small island utilised by silvergulls and black-faced cormorants as a breeding area and by other seabirds as a roosting and feeding habitat.’

The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category Ia protected area. In 1980, the conservation park was listed on the former Register of the National Estate.

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