Island Nature Trust is dedicated to the protection of Natural Areas on Prince Edward Island
since 1979 for the benefit of Islanders and wildlife

A protected Island is:

A place where people and wildlife can thrive together

In protecting nature, we are also protecting ourselves.

Nature sustains our quality of life, but it needs a little help to keep giving and growing.

An ecologically diverse home that gives

We rely on natural areas for clean water, fresh air, healthy soils, and dense forests.

Their ecosystems absorb carbon and act as natural buffers against oncoming climate impacts, making them our best defence against climate change.

Your forever

We protect our natural areas in perpetuity so you and your children can enjoy them for years to come.

The gift of nature to future generations is an epic tale you can be a part of.

How you can help:


Everyone needs nature, now more than ever.
Make a donation of land or cash today to help us secure a network
of natural areas for the benefit of Islanders and wildlife.


Mother Tree’s are the caregivers for PEI’s native forests.
Sponsor a Mother Tree species in one of our natural areas
to support these ecologically priceless ecosystems.


Support natural areas with INT membership. Join today and help protect wildlife at the places in our care, for everyone, for ever.


Guardians are our eyes and ears on the ground in our natural areas.
They keep our stewardship mission alive.

An Island Home

Prince Edward Island (Canada) is Island Nature Trust’s home and we cherish the land, water and wildlife that make it so special. We are the Island’s first and oldest private land trust, working since 1979 to protect land in PEI and manage it responsibly. Our staff, volunteers and supporters are the life blood of our organization. Read on to learn about the people, motivations and goals of the team behind INT.

Ways to give

There are many ways you can help Island Nature Trust achieve great things! We are grateful for donations of land, cash or securities. We accept sponsorships from corporations who practice strong social responsibility. You can also become a member, purchase and wear our awesome merch, spread the word about the work we do and volunteer your energy and time in a multitude of ways.

Protecting Our Future

PEI’s population is growing and our rural landscapes are changing. Now more than ever there is a great need for Islanders to work together to protect the natural assets we love while ensuring we support a sustainable way of life for Islanders. Island Nature Trust invites you to join us in working to protect the Island’s natural spaces, both for our children and the diversity of wildlife that live here.



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Our Natural Areas


Impact Report

Conservation News

  • Protecting PEI’s dunes | Your footsteps count! | Island Nature Trust
    Did you know that sand dunes protect Prince Edward Island from erosion and flooding? They are dynamic and ever-changing, and they do their job well. While Hurricane Fiona made headlines with her wind and waves, storms are the norm on […]
  • Artificial Intelligence for Island Community Conservation
    In 2022 Island Nature Trust (INT) was awarded funding from RBC Foundation through RBC Tech for Nature to implement a technology-based project, “LandSteward: Artificial Intelligence for Island Community Conservation.” Through this project INT collaborated with Korotu Technology Inc. (Korotu) to […]
  • Celebrating a true Island steward
    Prince Edward Island has lost a great champion of our land and water with the passing of Dr. John Andrew of Charlottetown (East Royalty) on January 24th. John learned the importance of soil and water quality on the family’s multi-generational, […]
  • Women and Girls in Science
    It’s no secret that Island Nature Trust relies on incredible scientists to help communicate our mission and vision and shape the work that happens in our Natural Areas, but did you know that the majority of the scientists who work […]
  • Mother Tree Initiative
    In response to the damage created by post-tropical storm Fiona, and the anticipated long recovery process for INT’s forested areas, the Trust has recently launched an initiative aimed at protecting and stewarding important native seed trees. Through the Mother Tree […]
  • 2022 Bank Swallow Review
    Bank swallows (Riparia riparia) are insectivorous songbirds with a distinctive dark brown breast band separating their brown upperparts from their white underparts. Known for their fast, agile flights, these small passerines can be seen buzzing acrobatically through the air along […]

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