About Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust is one of 46 Wildlife Trusts working across the UK. With the invaluable support of volunteers and members we manage over 50 nature reserves. We also work with other organisations and landowners to protect and connect wildlife sites across the county and inspire local communities and young people to care for wildlife where they live.
This county’s natural diversity is possibly unsurpassed in the UK, and when you add the unspoiled habitats of the Isle of Wight you have an internationally important assemblage of wildlife. Some of these sights are almost unique, notably our chalk streams and sandy lowland heaths.
And importantly, most of these places are accessible to us all, in the fantastic collection of nature reserves managed by Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust.
More about us
We make space for wildlife
Today we look after more than 50 nature reserves and other land, creating a growing network of wildlife havens across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
We bring wildlife back from the brink
Despite national declines, our work is improving the fortunes of important species like Duke of Burgundy butterfly, water vole and avocet.
We stand up for wildlife
We are the voice for wildlife and wild places with government, local authorities and others. We use our experience, evidence and expertise to help to shape decisions and get the best results for wildlife.
We connect people and wildlife.
We offer hundreds of events, activities and classes throughout the year - giving people of all ages the chance to experience and learn about our incredible natural treasures.
News about our work
Two Wildlife Trust projects shortlisted for Countryside Awards
Our Woodland Apprentice scheme and New Forest Non-Native Plants Project are both finalists in CPRE Hampshire’s 13th annual Countryside…
Introducing Wilder Solent
In celebration of National Marine Week we're launching a new campaign: Wilder Solent. We're working to build a bright future…
Improvement works at Fishlake Meadows
If you're planning a visit to Fishlake Meadows in the next two months, please be aware that improvement works are taking place.
Read our latest blogs
A splash of support from Hildon Water
Over the past four years, Hildon Ltd have made regular donations in support of Wildlife Watch, bringing 653 families closer to nature…
Why we love playing outdoors, and you should too!
At Hampshire Isle Of Wight Wildlife Trust we love playing outdoors; it’s the central part of so much of what we do.
Barton Meadows in Bloom
Barton Meadows nature reserve is in full bloom, and this year ox-eye daisies have stolen the show.