Red squirrel in the snow

Mark Hamblin 2020VISION / Red squirrel in the snow

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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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Trees at Bracketts Coppice

James Burland / Trees at Bracketts Coppice


Woodland Recovery Appeal

Woodland habitats are home to some of Dorset’s most spectacular wildlife species. But they are at risk. 

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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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Photo showing female beaver being released

James Burland

Beavers are back in Dorset

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Black tailed godwit on Brownsea Island Lagoon by Nicki Tutton

A Wilder Dorset by 2030

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

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


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