How Prince Philip paid homage to the Isle of Wight with haunting Russian hymn

Tsarina, Alexandra, and her daughters on board the Shtandart during their visit to Cowes in August 1909

Author Stephen Roman explains how a hymn chosen by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh for his funeral is connected to the Isle of Wight

Tuesday, 4th May, 2021 8:23am

By Hannah Terrey

Wildlife Trust launches major appeal to support wildlife on the Isle of Wight

Water Vole in the undergrowth

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust launches a major appeal to raise funds for important land purchase in the Eastern Yar.

Monday, 7th October, 2019 6:55am

By Hannah Terrey with one comment

The UK’s wildlife continues to decline according to latest State of Nature report: Isle of Wight view revealed

Wandering albatross Diomedea exulans, neck stretching, Bird Island, South Georgia, South Atlantic, January

The State of Nature Report reveals there has been ‘no let-up in net loss of UK’s nature’. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust share the Isle of Wight view.

Thursday, 3rd October, 2019 7:00pm

By Hannah Terrey with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight among new Marine Conservation Zones

A male cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) guards a female (out of view inside weeds, you can actually just see her in front of male's tentacles) as she lays eggs within the seaweeds. Babbacombe Bay, Torbay, Devon, England. This picture was taken during the spring (May) spawning period. This male is showing a striped pattern, classic colouration during mating.

CEO of the Wildlife Trust says with three local areas now designated, the task ahead is to ensure the management and conservation measures live up to the promise and really play a part in restoring our marine life and livelihoods

Friday, 31st May, 2019 6:17am

By Hannah Terrey with 6 readers' comments

Hants and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust launches competition for young nature lovers

Young people in field

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust is offering four prizes of £400 to run projects that involve communities in making a local space a better home for nature. Details within.

Monday, 27th May, 2019 1:21pm

By Hannah Terrey

Many bee species risk extinction: Action needed now to save them

the andrena bee on a leaf

With 17 species of bee now found to be extinct the head of the Wildlife Trust says we urgently need to increase the space for nature – making our homes, gardens, farms and wider countryside better for bees

Monday, 20th May, 2019 5:00pm

By Hannah Terrey with 2 readers' comments

Future housing must provide ‘net gain’ for Wildlife, says Government

wildflower meadow

More than half of all species are becoming rarer and 15% are at risk of disappearing all together, so confirmation that all future planning developments will need to secure overall ‘net gain’ for wildlife, has been welcomed by the Trust.

Monday, 18th March, 2019 8:38am

By Hannah Terrey with 2 readers' comments

‘Act now to tip balance in favour of nature’s recovery’ says Wildlife Trust

where did all wild things go

On the Isle of Wight there have been dramatic reductions in species such as water voles, nightingales and even common species like the large white butterfly. The Hampshire and IW Wildlife Trust says we have to act now to protect our wildlife.

Sunday, 28th October, 2018 8:20am

By Hannah Terrey with 2 readers' comments

New report urges Government to secure survival of our seas for future generations

Grey Seal by Dan Bolt

Our local seas are under unrelenting pressure from pollution, shipping, damaging fishing practises and the impact of climate change and have reached a tipping point, say the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust.

Wednesday, 25th October, 2017 6:58am

By Hannah Terrey with 5 readers' comments