James Burland / Lyscombe 


An exciting opportunity to create more space for nature in Dorset

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We protect Dorset's wildlife and wild places

Together with our 27,000 members, our volunteers and supporters, we are Dorset's largest nature conservation charity. We work to champion wildlife and natural places on our 40 nature reserves and through our work with others.

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Ashley Wood nature reserve

Christopher Holdsworth 

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Choose from a leaf or bird on our beautiful Memory Tree on Brownsea Island, or a plaque on our stunning boardwalk at the Fine Foundation Wild Chesil Centre.

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Our strategy for a Wilder Dorset

Dorset Wildlife Trust's strategy, ‘A Wilder Dorset by 2030’, explores the challenges facing Dorset’s wildlife and ecology and sets out what it aims to do to make more space for wildlife to adapt and recover and to enable all people in Dorset to find space and time for nature in their lives. 

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Brown Hare Lepus europaeus in Ox-eye Daisies © David Tipling/2020VISION

Brown Hare Lepus europaeus in Ox-eye Daisies © David Tipling/2020VISION


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Black tailed godwit on Brownsea Island Lagoon by Nicki Tutton

A Wilder Dorset by 2030

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Bird watching

Rob Jordan/2020VISION

Learn a new skill in 2024

From spoon carving to mushroom forays, there's something for everyone to get involved in.

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Two spoonbills

David Tipling 2020VISION

Save the date for the Big Give - 18-25 April 2024

We're fundraising to support our Wild Brownsea project to create more opportunities for people to connect with nature - donate between 18 and 25 April and your donation will be doubled through the Big Give's Green Match Fund. One donation, twice the impact!

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Garlic mustard

Richard Burkmarr / Garlic mustard

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Woodland (veteran trees) in Dorset © Ross Hoddinott/2020VISION

Woodland (veteran trees) in Dorset © Ross Hoddinott/2020VISION


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