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
Local Wildlife Trust Farm Adviser wins Arable Farm Advisor of the Year Award
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust’s Principal Farm Advisor, Alison Cross, has won the title of Arable Farm Advisor of the…
No let-up in net loss of UK’s nature
The UK’s wildlife continues to decline according to the State of Nature 2019 report. The latest findings show that since rigorous…
If you’re thinking about writing your Will, could you invest in a wilder future?
Thinking about writing your Will? We know your thoughts will turn to loved ones, but once they are taken care of you may also consider…
Read our latest blogs
Can we have the Bill please?
The Wildlife Trusts have been calling for an Environment Act for a long time and, with Brexit coming, we especially welcome today’s…
Volunteering for The Wildlife Trusts isn’t just great for wildlife, it’s good for you too, as nature and wellbeing manager, Dom Higgins…
Human Behaviour Change for Wildlife Conservation
We need people to take action for the environment and wildlife. Could the principles of psychology and the science of behaviour change…