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Cruise ship, Dorset - James Burland

We protect Dorset's wildlife and wild places

Together with our 26,000 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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Dorset Hedgehog Survey

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WildNet - Tom Marshall

Beavers are back in Dorset

Learn about our beaver project

One of two beavers released at the enclosed site in Dorset © Dorset Wildlife Trust/James Burland

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Barn Owls at Lorton Meadows Nature Reserve © Paul Williams

Leave Dorset's wildlife a gift in your Will

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


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Birdwatching from the Fleet Explorer © Angela Thomas 

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Red Squirrel close up © Paul Williams 

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Bee © Josh Kubale


30 by 30

The Wildlife Trusts are calling for at least 30% of our land and sea to be connected and protected for nature’s recovery by 2030.

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Have you seen a box tree moth?

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

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Both Tree Moth - credit Mitch Perkins

Spotted something interesting?

Discover more about Dorset's amazing wildlife and wild places with our A-Z guide

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