Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

Highly Protected Marine Areas

Highly Protected Marine Areas could be a game-changer for our seas, giving threatened species and habitats a chance to recover. Help us to secure these sanctuaries by signing our letter to Defra today.

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Underwater © Paul Naylor www.marinephoto.co.uk

Who we are

Releasing an adult marsh fritillary butterfly

© Lianne de Mello

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

The leading nature conservation charity in the two counties. We protect local wildlife and inspire people to love nature through our beautiful nature reserves and programme of events across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. 

As a charity, our work is only made possible through the generosity of people like you who support us. Thank you. 

Nature based solutions

Natural solutions to climate change

We are in the middle of a climate and nature emergency, and the two are inextricably linked. Climate change is driving nature’s decline, and the loss of wildlife and wild places leaves us ill-equipped to reduce carbon emissions and adapt to change.

By helping nature to recover, its potential to store carbon means it can help us to turn the tide on the climate catastrophe.

Read more about our natural solutions to climate change

Reducing nitrates in the Solent

Decades of pollution entering the Solent from waste water, urban runoff and agricultural discharges have caused the levels of nutrient enrichment in our precious marine environment to reach crisis point. 

We can use the power of nature to clean up the Solent - the basis of the Wildlife Trust's new nitrates scheme.  

Read more about our nitrate reduction scheme

Get involved

The Wildlife Trusts play a very important part in protecting our natural heritage. I would encourage anyone who cares about wildlife to join them
Sir David Attenborough

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