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
Otrivin bottles found washed up on shore
Large numbers of plastic Otrivin bottles have been washing up on our shores over the past couple of months. Please report any that you…
Wildlife Trust responds to proposed development near Blashford Lakes
We are very concerned by a proposed development on the doorstep of our Blashford Lakes nature reserve
Dedicated car park opens for Romsey nature reserve
Fishlake Meadows nature reserve now has a dedicated car park
Read our latest blogs
Gardening for Wildlife
Spring is fast approaching, and now is the perfect time to start thinking about how you can help wildlife in your garden.
Wildlife Friendly Farmland
Around 70% of England's landmass is farmland - imagine the impact if all of our farms made space for nature.
Working with Birds of Prey
I am 17 and adore Nature and all things Wild! I work with Birds of Prey which is not only extremely rewarding but