Cygnet Park Sanctuary

A revegetation project


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

Cygnet Park Sanctuary is a former farming property currently co-owned by Jack May, the Paton's and Nature Foundation. The property is jointly managed between the three owners.

The annual Kangaroo Island Planting Festival has been held since 2007 and encompasses plantings on four properties (including 200 ha on Cygnet Park ). The festival focuses on growing populations of rare and threatened plant species, and also growing populations of drooping sheoak, which is a key seed source for the endangered glossy black cockatoo

Over the last 10 years, former sheep paddocks have been completely revegetated, with more than 300,000 plants propagated in the Cygnet Park nursery, and direct seeding likely to establish more than a million native plants.

The program of works at Cygnet Park has now moved on to the next stage of restoration, which involves assessing if the revegetation is self-sustaining and resilient.

These restoration works have been delivered in partnership with the Department for Environment and Water, Natural Resources Kangaroo Island and Nature Foundation, with funding from State and Federal governments.