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.
Our Vision for a Wilder Hampshire & Isle of Wight
Find out more about our plan for nature’s recovery
Our vision for a wilder future is beautiful and vital:
We want great places to live that are good for people and good for wildlife.
We want nature to be normal, for children to grow up with wild green spaces to explore.
We want a deafening din, a cacophony of chiping, churring and buzzing.
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
Rescue Remedy - Natural England launch new project to look after our seagrass
Natural England have announced a new £2.5 m project to help restore fragile marine habitats.
A route to nitrate neutrality for the Solent.
The Wildlife Trust has put forward a scheme which could see nitrate pollution in the Solent reduced, with added benefits for local…
New Climate Committee Report doesn’t go far enough to show the potential for natural solutions to the climate and ecological crisis
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust welcomes the conclusion of the Committee on Climate Change that a radical shift in land use…
Read our latest blogs
Otter-spotting with Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
Whether it’s a glimpse of water-webbed whiskers, a lithe body porpoising in play or the tip of a ruddering tail, the sight of a shy…
Trojan horses (and cows and cats and dogs…)
Ever considered ways our domestic animals may impact wildlife, the environment, and our beleaguered insect populations?
Wilder Wallops - putting words into action!
Janet Herring was a woman who wanted to do something. When she heard of our Wilder Strategy, Janet knew what she could do. She went back…