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
White-tailed sea eagles gain permission to land
Debbie Tann comments on Natural England's decision to grant a license for the reintroduction of sea eagles to the Isle of Wight.…
Badger, Ratty, Mole and Toad strike out for a wilder future
Stars speak up for wildlife in new film trailer hitting cinemas this weekend
Big or small, ponds for all!
Wild About Gardens is back, and this year we need everyone to jump right in and make a splash with ponds!
Read our latest blogs
Nests not nets
Nature can't be seen as an inconvenience - it must be protected
Citizen science on the Solent
It's never been easier to help to look after our incredible marine wildlife, and it can be as simple as telling us what you find…
Team Wilder: The Jay Family
15 year old Anna Jay and her family have taken action for the environment by cutting their plastic use for Lent.