State of Nature Report: Wildlife is in decline

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Marsh fritillary on Bracketts Coppice © Errin Skingsley 

We protect Dorset's wildlife and wild places

Together with our 28,000 members, our volunteers and supporters, we are Dorset's largest nature conservation charity. We work to champion wildlife and natural places on our 42 nature reserves and through our work with others.

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We need a Nature Recovery Network now

We need a #WilderFuture to allow nature to recover. Sir David Attenborough explains what a Nature Recover Network is and why it's so vital.

Wilder Future Film © The Wildlife Trusts

Adopt a red squirrel or seahorse

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Red Squirrel close up © Paul Williams 

Save Dorset's pollinators

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Dead bee on tarmac © Cat Bolado


Get Dorset Buzzing!

It's not too late to take the 'pollinator pledge' and be part of our biggest ever wildlife campaign, helping to bring bees, butterflies and hoverflies back into Dorset's gardens. 

There's still time to #GetDorsetBuzzing

Peacock butterfly on Teasel © Jane Adams

Help to secure Brownsea Island's future

Give wildlife £10 for every £1 you donate

Take a walk on the wild side

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Tout Quarries Nature Reserve


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Have you seen a Ruby Tailed Wasp?

Find out more about this amazing creature and let us know if you've seen one.

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Ruby Tailed Wasp © Ken Dolbear MBE

More wildlife to look out for this summer

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