Across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight we are blessed with a range of exceptional natural assets which are well recognised but are undervalued and under pressure. Our partnership is made up of a wide range of local organisations, from local government to charities, all of whom recognise the value of the natural environment of the two counties.
Members of the partnership believe that a healthy natural environment is critical to economic prosperity and the health and wellbeing of society, and therefore investing in nature is essential for a sustainable future.
Our areas of focus are:
- driving a nature recovery network and green infrastructure out from protected landscapes and out from large urban areas;
- tackling climate change, especially in terms of the contribution from biodiversity and land management;
- improving health & wellbeing through accessible natural greenspace;
- supporting the changing rural economy – helping land managers and rural businesses to become more sustainable and remain
profitable by doing three above