Karte Conservation Park

Where is it?: Karte Conservation Park in the Murray Mallee is c. 30km NW of Pinnaroo.

Owner: Department of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Property summary: Total area 3590 hectares. Hundred of Kingsford – Sections 3, 4, 10 and 135.

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin

History: Sections 3 and 4 were proclaimed on 4 September 1969 as Karte National Park. It became Karte Conservation Park on 27 April 1972. Section 10 was added on 7 December 1972 and Section 135 on 17 June 1976.

Habitat: The whole area was considered to have little agricultural value. None of the 

park area has ever been cleared and it is believed that no grazing took place within the park. Habitats within the park include

  • Open mallee with Narrow-leaved Red Mallee (Eucalyptus leptophylla) and Red Mallee (E. socialis)
  • Very open mallee with Ridge-fruited Mallee (E. incrassata) and Dune Tea-tree (Leptospermum coriaceum)
  • Very open mallee with Square-fruited Mallee (E. calycogona) and White Mallee (E. dumosa)

More information: DEWNR

Total Species Recorded to Date: 88 (non-passerines 30, passerines 58)

Common Species: Malleefowl, Common Bronzewing, Black-backed Fairywren (Splendid Fairywren), Inland Thornbill, Weebill, Grey Butcherbird,

Less Common Species: Australian Owlet-nightjar, White-winged Triller, Black-capped Sittella, Jacky Winter, Southern Scrub Robin


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