The main South Australian Acts dealing with the protection of the natural environment are the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 (SA), the Native Vegetation Act 1991 (SA) and the Natural Resources Management Act 2004 (SA). Also important are the Wilderness Protection Act 1992 (SA), the Coast Protection Act 1972 (SA) and the Marine Parks Act 2007 (SA) as well as the various resource Acts such as Fisheries, Pastoral, Mining and Petroleum.
The Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) provides for the protection of Commonwealth protected areas and nationally-listed endangered species.
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