Entries by Pete Johnstone

A Wilder Solent

A new campaign for the Solent A campaign for a Wilder Solent has been launched by the Hants and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. The aim is to raise the profile of the Solent and it’s wildlife that inhabit the water between the mainland and the Isle of Wight. The campaign also encourages individual lifestyle […]

White tailed Eagle reintroduction to the Isle of Wight?

White tailed Eagle reintroduction to the Isle of Wight? A personal reflection. I was pleased to be able to get to one of the consultation meetings over the proposed reintroduction of the White-tailed Eagle onto the Isle of Wight in 2019. The project is certainly ambitious and one that might be expected of wild remote […]

The Countryside Act 50th Anniversary

This month see the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Countryside Act.  To celebrate this, an event was held recently by past staff and Board members of the Countryside Commission.  This was an opportunity to reflect on some of the achievements of the Act, many of which are still influencing countryside work today. The Act was […]