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Kangaroo Island

Photo: Royston Rascals, Penneshaw

Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third-largest island, after Tasmania and Melville Island. It lies in the state of South Australia 112 km (70 miles) southwest of Adelaide.

Half the bushland remains just as it was when British navigator Matthew Flinders named the island in 1802. Separated from the South Australian coast about 10,000 years ago, the island is devoid of dingoes and introduced foxes and rabbits. This means the island’s wildlife has flourished. Native wildlife include echidnas, platypus, goannas, wallabies and kangaroos. More than one-third of the Island lies in a National or Conservation Park.

Seal Bay Conservation Park is home to Australian sea lions, among the world’s rarest marine mammals, with only 10,000 to 12,000 remaining and about 5 percent of them making a home among the dunes of this sheltered bay.

Headlines
Kangaroo Island eco-lodge village plan places pressure on pristine island once dubbed ‘Noah’s Ark’
On Kangaroo Island and elsewhere, beware the lure of the luxury ecotourist – The Conversation@freyahd
New trail immerses hikers in Kangaroo Island’s rugged beauty
Nice tweets if you can get ’em (Kangaroo Island)

Strategy
The Kangaroo Island Strategic Natural Resources Management Plan 2017-2027 sets the strategic direction for managing the Island’s natural resources for the benefit of the community and its environmental, cultural, social, and economic future.

Elsewhere on the Web
kangarooislandwildernesstrail.sa.gov.au

Kangaroo Island Tourism Optimisation Management Model (TOMM)
https://smatourism.com/project/tourism-optimisation-management-model-kangaroo-island/
http://www.regional.org.au/au/countrytowns/options/jack.htm
http://www.utok.cz/sites/default/files/data/USERS/u28/TOMM%20Tourism%20optimisation%20management%20model.pdf

Flickr
Kangaroo Island – Royston Rascals (2016)

Maps
Kangaroo Island, South Australia, 1819.

Photos
Penneshaw. Kangaroo Island. The road to Kingscote near Penneshaw where the Mallee grows very high.

Videos

Wikipedia
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Planeta.com

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