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The IOW Red Squirrel Trust is an Isle of Wight based charity comprising of a group of dedicated people committed to the protection and survival of our native red squirrels, their habitat and the species that share it with them.

We also educate the general public and raise awareness about our native red squirrels by:

  • Providing short talks
  • Taking guided walks
  • Directing you to a facility where you can see red squirrels
  • Providing information packs
  • Making educational films

Protect Red SquirrelsThe Red Squirrel Trust does not receive government – or any other – fundings so money to keep the charity running comes from donations, sponsorship, fund-raising, gift aid and grants. Donations Adopt a Red Squirrel Join the Bushy Tail Club Donate

New Project to Manage Woodlands

WoodWorks ProjectWoodWorks is a new project on the Isle of Wight to demonstrate how woodlands can be sensitively and sustainably managed with red squirrels and other native flora and fauna as a priority.

Many thanks to The Naturesave Trust who are supporting us with a grant to buy tools and equipment.

If you want to join us in helping to protect the red squirrel please contact us at:

Environmental, Conservation and Community Renewable Energy Grants provided by the Naturesave Trust

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Island Walks Guide
With help from the West Wight Landscape Partnership, The Red Squirrel Trust produced a free walks guide.

Walks GuideThe West Wight is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - and we hope you enjoy your walks and will want to visit the West Wight often.

The walks featured in the booklet were submitted by members of the general public as being their 'favourite woodland walk'.

The Red Squirrel Trust put together the routes based on this information plus local knowledge of rights of way paths and places to see wildlife.


Squirrel News

Giant Squirrel Seen in Ryde High Street!

A surprising new arrival at the Red Squirrel Charity Shop has caused a quite a stir.

We suspect this rare giant squirrel is an orphan, and we have no idea what it's called - so please pop in to see us in our High Street shop with your suggestions for a name...

We need your Donations for our Shop !

Especially items relating to British wildlife - for example ceramics, wood, books, home crafts, and other quality items - but no clothes.

All money raised in the shop goes to The IOW Red Squirrel Trust.

Please come and browse and find information about red squirrels.

We are looking for volunteers to run the shop, please contact us:

Phone us on 07746 573 707

01983 611 003 or email