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
Making waves with DP World Southampton!
To coincide with World Oceans Day on the 8th June, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust is proud to announce a new partnership…
Youngsters race to record wildlife in popular bird-spotting challenge
Last month, groups from across the New Forest and further afield descended on Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve to compete in the Bird…
Solent receives two new Marine Conservation Zones
Our vibrant local waters have gained greater recognition and protection today, with the designation of two new Marine Conservation Zones…
Read our latest blogs
The Elusive Hazel Dormouse
Hazel dormouse, their ecology, conservation status and monitoring.
Wilder Communities: St Alban's School
Schoolchildren at St Alban’s Primary School have banded together to make a buzz for pollinators.
Year Of Green Action (YOGA)
The Trust launches Wilder Futures Competition, open to people between the ages of 11-25.