Wardang Island Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) dedicated in 2015, covers 3,930 hectares and encompasses Wardang, a small off-shore Island in the Spencer Gulf and 28 kilometres of coastal fringe adjacent to the island on the Yorke Peninsula.
The diverse habitat contains coastal saltmarsh boarded by tidal flats with shallow seagrass, providing important spawning areas for a number of fish species. The island is home to yindala, a little penguin colony and several migratory bird species.
The Traditional Owners, the Narungga people from four clan groups across the Yorke Peninsula, are working to protect their connections to country, storylines and songlines for future generations. The rangers are working to eradicate feral animals from Wardang Island with a vision to create a sanctuary for endangered native species.