Our response to the Coronavirus
The Trust has taken steps to help limit the spread of Covid-19. We have cancelled all forthcoming events and have closed our head office and centres. We have temporarily reduced our staff number by 40% so it may take slightly longer than normal to deal with requests and enquiries.
Please note that we have also closed all of our car parks and may need to close part/all of some nature reserves to protect the safety of our staff working on site as well as the public.
We thank you for your patience and are grateful to our members and supporters for your ongoing commitment to the Trust.
Who we are
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.
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Winnall Moors Nature Reserve
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