Wildlife trust sets out future vision

Salisbury Journal: Wildlife trust sets out future vision Wildlife trust sets out future vision

THE Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust has set out its vision for the next five years, trying to stop the decline of wildlife around the county.

The trust says it is now working to improve and protect entire landscapes for the benefit of wildlife and people, under the title ‘Living Landscapes’.

A spokesman said: “We need habitats that are bigger, in better condition and that join up with one another. This is not just a daydream. We know it can be done and we know it works.

“Our focus is on bigger and better protected areas that are joined up by wildlife-friendly countryside and urban areas in between.

The trust has earmarked Living Landscapes in several key areas such as the New Forest and Avon Valley, Loddon and Eversley, Itchen Valley, Western Thames Basin, Test Valley, Portsmouth and Langstone Harbour.

The spokesman added: “We have learned that if we can restore the ecological processes that define an ecosystem, we can rely on nature to work through the details, river restoration being a very good example.”

To find out more go to www.hiwwt.org.uk or call 01489 774400.

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