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Cygnet Park

Cygnet Park Sanctuary – A revegetation project

Cygnet Park

Area: 300ha (3 sq km)
Location: 20km West of Kingscote on Kangaroo Island
Consisting: Revegetation of threatened native species
Acquired: 2009

Cygnet Park Sanctuary is a former farming property currently co-owned by Jack May, Dave Patton and Nature Foundation SA. Over the past seven years Dave Taylor, Threatened Plant Project Officer from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources has managed the project to re-establish large areas of nationally threatened species. The Kangaroo Island Planting Festival has been held annually since 2007, with about 250,000 seedlings representing 125 different species planted across more than 150 hectares of land. In 2011, over 600 volunteers planted 120,000 seedlings on 53 hectares of land in under 3 days.

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