Publications and reports

Publications and reports

Our experts collect, analyse and publish information and evidence to influence decision-makers to safeguard and restore wildlife - both locally in our two counties and nationally too.

Local publications

We collect data on the ground and analyse it to help create a better environment for wildlife. Read our most recent reports here:

Adult dark-bellied Brent goose

© Jason Crook

Solent Wader and Brent Goose Strategy - we're leading on a project to identify key areas for waders and Brent geese in the Solent, and ensure that new housing developments limit or mitigate their impact on these species. Read the latest report or more about our work to protect our coastal birds

Water vole feeding

© Tom Marshall

Our latest report and maps, published in 2020 show we can - and have - made a positive difference by starting to reverse the decline in distribution of water voles. But their current distribution remains just a fraction of what it was 60 years ago, and some areas continue to show a contraction in range. Water voles still urgently need our help – read the report or more about our work to protect water voles in Hampshire and Isle of Wight and nationally.

Species surveys in the New Forest - we've conducted surveys for declining species like Dartford warbler, woodlark and nightjar in the New Forest. Find the surveys here.

National reports from The Wildlife Trusts

Nationally The Wildlife Trusts are working together to make the case for nature and secure policies and legislation of importance across the country. This includes campaigning for new marine protections and better farming policy. Read more in our most recent reports:

Towards A Wilder Britain this 20 page Wildlife Trusts report outlines how a Nature Recovery Network of joined-up habitats could help wildlife and people to thrive, and create a wilder Britain.

What Next for Farming? - a policy briefing by The Wildlife Trusts exploring how we can invest in our natural assets as part of a future policy for land in England

Homes for People and Wildlife - a Wildlife Trusts report setting out how it's possible, and necessary, to build housing in a nature-friendly way

State of Nature 2016 - a report by a coalition of more than 50 leading wildlife charities including The Wildlife Trusts, assessing the status of wildlife in the UK on land and at sea.

News from our campaigns