Dataset: NPWSA Parks and Reserves - PED



This dataset and its metadata statement were supplied to the Bioregional Assessment Programme by a third party and are presented here as originally supplied.

CAPAD 2010 provides a snapshot of protected areas that meet the IUCN definition of a protected area: 'A protected area is an area of land and/or sea especially dedicated to the protection and maintenance of biological diversity, and of natural and associated cultural resources, and managed through legal or other effective means' (IUCN 1994). The department publishes a summary of the CAPAD data biennially on its website at Spatial data are available download from the Discover Information Geographically (DIG) website:


CAPAD 2010 provides both spatial and text information about government, Indigenous and privately protected areas for continental Australia for the purposes of administration of natural resources.

Dataset History

State and Territory conservation agencies supplied data current to 31 December 2010. This is the seventh version of the database, with previous versions released in 1997, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008.

Dataset Citation

SA Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (2015) NPWSA Parks and Reserves - PED. Bioregional Assessment Source Dataset. Viewed 12 October 2016,

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