What we do

Everything we do is driven by our vision: that 20 years from now, our local seas and landscapes will be rich in wildlife and valued by everyone. To make that vision a reality, we focus our resources on our two priorities: creating Living Seas and Living Landscapes.

Living Seas

This is our marine conservation programme. We are working hard to protect local undersea landscapes and habitats – rocky reefs and hidden caves, submarine sand dunes and meadows of seagrass – as well as the seahorses, sharks, corals and the other amazing plants and animals that call our local seas home. View our Living Seas section.

Living Landscapes

This is our land and freshwater conservation programme. We want to ensure a better future for the special wildlife of our heathlands, grasslands, woodlands and wetlands. Rather than focusing on one species or habitat, or a small area, we’re thinking big and working with others to improve and protect entire landscapes. View our Living Landscapes section.

Our Living Seas and Living Landscapes programmes involve us working in a wide range of different ways, including:

  • Inspiring people to love nature and helping them to get involved in protecting it – by becoming Trust members, improving their gardens for wildlife, volunteering their time and supporting our campaigns.
  • Looking after nature reserves as special havens for wildlife such as otters, red squirrels, orchids and dragonflies.
  • Studying habitats and species in the wild to gain a better understanding of how best to protect them.
  • Advising local and national government to improve policies that have an impact on wildlife.
  • Influencing the land-use and marine planning systems to make sure that house-building, gravel dredging and other activities do not harm habitats and wildlife.
  • Helping land owners and sea users to manage their activities in ways that benefit wildlife.

News

  • Nearly 2000 new wildlife sightings recorded in the New Forest

    Friday 17th February, 2017

    © David Foker

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  • Government housing proposals and wildlife

    Thursday 16th February, 2017

    © Ian Cameron-Reid

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What's on

St Cross Wildlife Tots

Monday 20th February 2017,
10.00am - 11.30am

Venue: St Cross Nature Reserve

Fun, wildlife themed outdoor activities for pre-school children and their parents or carers.

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