The Isle of Wight Deer Survey
Wild deer are part of the Isle of Wight’s rich natural heritage, historically they are important as our special woodlands evolved in their presence. Areas such as Parkhurst and Borthwood were preserved for hunting by the nobility, without which these woods may have been cleared for agriculture. Isle of Wight Deer Conservation wishes to extend their knowledge of deer in the wild on the island in the modern era, so that we may record this for the benefit of present day and future generations of islanders.
If you have seen some wild deer on the island it would greatly assist us if you could take our short deer survey, don’t worry if you don’t know all the details, all too often all that will have been seen is a fleeting glimpse of a startled deer, viewed by an equally surprised observer!
Take the Isle of Wight Deer Survey here:- Isle of Wight Deer Survey
If you support the aims and principles of Isle of Wight Deer Conservation and would enjoy periodic updates about wild deer on the island please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and leave your name and contact details.
Thank you for your support
For greater details of wild deer within the UK please visit the British Deer Society website – BDS