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Table 12.7: Registered covenants by the Queen Elizabeth II National Trust, and the ecosystem types within them

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Ecosystem type Number of registered covenants that include this ecosystem type

1977–1986

1987–1996

1997–2007

Total number of covenants

Total area (hectares) of covenants

Lowland forest

124

595

820

1,539

34,963

Non-lowland forest

21

196

372

589

28,593

Wetland, stream, bog, river, lake

16

77

209

302

8,496

Saltmarsh, estuarine, dune, sandplain

1

9

18

28

502

Montane saline plain

0

0

2

2

166

Tussock system

2

12

31

45

11,741

Archaeological, such as pa or other historical site

3

8

25

36

1,670

Geological feature such as rock, bluff, scree, cliff, outcrop, limestone

6

23

22

51

2,668

Note: Ecosystem types listed here follow the ‘ecotypes’ the QEII National Trust uses to classify specific habitat, ecosystem, landform, and landscape types.

Data source: Queen Elizabeth II National Trust.