As the island's leading nature conservation charity, we work hard to protect our island's precious, unique environment, both on the land and in the seas that surround us.

We aim to inform and educate individuals, families, companies, landowners, politicians and government departments about the importance of our wildlife and natural habitats, and the urgent need to cherish and protect them.

We're landowners too, responsible for the maintenance of 24 of our own nature reserves across the island, promoting best practice with the help of a dedicated band of volunteers. We also work with other groups and individuals to help them manage their land for the benefit of wildlife.

8 of our 24 reserves are open to the public and we encourage locals and visitors alike to visit them and enjoy their tranquility and cherish the sights and sounds found on them.

We also manage two Visitor Centres. Open during the summer, they contain lots of information about their surrounding areas and the Trust's work. 

Our marine team collects data on marine mammals and invasive species in the waters around our island, logging sightings and promoting the importance of protection the animals and their environment.

We promote the protection of our flora too. From wildflowers to ancient woodlands, we study them and, through our own nursery, work to ensure species continue to thrive throughout the island.

We organise talks, walks and informative, fun events which are all open to members and non-members alike.  Our education team provides environmental education to schools and raises awareness of the island's natural environment to through local community-based events.

Our team also carries out and promotes scientific research, offers ecological expertise and advice and takes action when wildlife sites or species are threatened.