Bowen Biodoversity Conservation Project


The Conservancy’s “Bowen Biodiversity Conservation Project” intends to conduct an ecological assessment of Bowen Island as a basis for the development of a biodiversity conservation plan for the island.

The project will start by gathering community values and questions to help design the project, then gather and analyse ecological data that help answer those questions, and finally work with the community to assist appropriate policy development and inspire action.

Project scope

The Conservancy commissioned a report titled “Towards a Biodiversity Conservation Strategy for Nex̱wlélex̱wm / Bowen Island” to consider the opportunities and challenges of initiating a Biodiversity Conservation Strategy for Bowen Island.

Why is this project important?

Bob Turner’s movie “My Adventures with the Wild of Home” explores the Wild Nature of Nex̱wlélex̱wm / Bowen Island and surrounding Átl’ka7tsem/Howe Sound over his 35 years of living on the island: from whales and sea lions, to beaver and dragonflies, to woodpeckers and sea stars.

The movie reminds us our rich Wild Nature, and that it is worth working hard to protect.