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Australia | Globally significant fossil site in outback to become PA

The Nature Conservancy is proud to announce the planned acquisition and protection of Nilpena West – an internationally significant fossil site and area of high conservation value in outback South Australia.

“The protection of this 60,000 hectare former pastoral property marks a great day for conservation in South Australia,” said Dr James Fitzsimons, Director of Conservation for The Nature Conservancy in Australia, speaking from the opening of the 2019 Private Land Conservation Conference in Adelaide this evening. “The property contains significant biodiversity values including two threatened ecological communities and a number of threatened species. Most critically, the property also covers extremely important sites that contain the oldest fossilised animals on Earth.”

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