Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are reputed to
be two of the most wildlife-rich counties in the
UK. This celebration of their wildlife heritage is
a showcase for some of the most beautiful,
fascinating and inspiring species and habitats to be
found on land and at sea. In this new and lavishly
illustrated book, the wildlife and wild places quite
rightly take centre stage. Readers are taken on
a journey around the two counties with their
diverse landscapes and species.
Another theme of the book is the past 50 years
of practical nature conservation by the leading
local conservation charity, Hampshire & Isle of
Wight Wildlife Trust. Formed by a concerned and
committed group of amateur naturalists, the Trust
has risen from a small band of volunteer enthusiasts
to one of the most active and successful
Wildlife Trusts in the UK.
given to the vital contribution of those whose skills
and commitment have played a major part in
safeguarding our natural assets.
Clive Chatters, well-known local naturalist and
author, explores the stupendous flora and fauna
of the two counties. As well as looking back over
50 years of nature conservation by the Trust, he
also looks forward to the challenges of the future
and how our wildlife may be affected by our
changing environment. Above all, he conveys a
passion and enthusiasm that will inspire others to
take action to protect local wildlife.
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
strives to create a better future for
wildlife and wild places in Hampshire and
the Isle ofWight. It is the leading wildlife
charity in the two counties, with the support
of more than 28,000 members.The
Trust is part of a nationwide network of
47 local Wildlife Trusts. Across the two
counties, Hampshire & Isle of Wight
Wildlife Trust is taking effective action
to protect our natural heritage, helping
it to flourish again. Find out more
Clive Chatters has worked for Hampshire
& Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust for more
than twenty years and is widely respected
for the breadth and depth of his
knowledge of natural history and conservation.
He has lived in the New Forest
since 1985 and is a Secretary of State
appointee on the New Forest National
Park Authority. He writes on nature
conservation issues and conservation
land management, and has had many
articles published in specialist magazines
and journals. He enjoys joining others in
discovering wildness in nature.
Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 017 6, hardback, 214x230mm, 144 pages. Published September 2010.