Nearly 20% (19.58%) of the Islands Trust area is protected by public and non-profit organizations. Federal, provincial, and regional governments, Islands Trust Conservancy, and island-based partners are working to permanently protect ecosystems. Islands Trust Conservancy’s protected areas account for 8.51% of the total protected land in the islands. (Data: Mar 2019)

Arbutus; Christine Rikley

Curious about conservation where you live or explore? The table below provides a quick overview. For details about individual local trust areas, search in the Document Library for each of the island’s conservation profiles using the keyword “island profile” and the name of the local trust area you’re interested in.

Local Trust Area/Island Municipality Protected Area hectares (ha) % of Local
Trust Area protected
Ballenas-Winchelsea Islands 23.38 13.31
Bowen Island 1072.80 21.23
Denman Island 1241.25 24.09
Gabriola Island 705.78 12.13
Galiano Island 1448.73 24.01
Gambier Island 1605.90 16.54
Hornby Island 690.43 23.06
Lasqueti Island 884.94 12.02
Mayne Island 135.63 5.72
North Pender Island 1028.65 19.62
Salt Spring Island 4492.68 22.83
Saturna Island 1641.40 45.97
South Pender Island 293.89 32.16
Thetis Island 192.45 3.96
Total 15477.13 ha 19.58 %

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