Species-focused conservation is an important aspect of Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust's work.
Our species groups work to promote the conservation of all threatened species in Hampshire and on the Island, as well as establishing and monitoring their distribution
The Trust’s Groups include:
- Hampshire Flora Group (HFG)
- Hampshire Mammal Group (HMG)
- and our recording network for Amphibians and Reptiles Hampshire Amphibian and Reptile Recording Network (HARRN)
HFG and HMG are run by a volunteer committee of dedicated individuals with extensive ecological expertise and knowledge. The two groups hold numerous walks, talks and events throughout the year and produce newsletters, which are distributed to members. HFG, HMG and HARRN promote recording and encourage their members to send in records of the species they see in and around Hampshire and the Island.
Our species groups also form part of a Hampshire-wide recording network for all species and work closely with Hampshire Biodiversity Information Centre (HBIC). HBIC and the Wildlife Trust moderate an e-group forum for local recorders to discuss recording activities, share knowledge and learn about recording events. If you would like to join the e-group please follow this link: Hants Species e-Group.
You can make a real contribution to the Trust by becoming involved with the Trust's species groups. Details on how to join, HARRN, HFG and HMG can be found here.