Ventnor visitors are helping to
care for the Islands wildlife
Gift to nature is a scheme managed by
the Island 2000 Trust to show how tourism and conservation can help each
other. With the help of many Island tourism businesses, visitors are being
offered the opportunity to 'put something back' into the Island's beautiful
countryside. Many Ventnor businesses are supporting Gift To Nature and
during your stay, you may come across hotels, campsites, shops and cafes
with collections boxes or envelopes raising money for local conservation
projects. Some businesses are actually adding on an optional donation onto
their bill. If you come across any of these businesses during your stay,
please do give Gift To Nature your support.
Every penny you give will be spent on
Island conservation projects. With the money raised by Gift To Nature last
year, a dry stone wall was built in Ventnor Botanic Gardens. This wall was
tailor made to provide a luxury hone for Ventnor's very special reptilian
residents - Mediterranean wall lizards.
Our next target is to develop a red
squirrel viewing area in an island forest so that visitors can enjoy seeing
these elusive creatures.
For more information, please visit www.gifttonature.co.uk