Sandwich terns © Ross Wheeler

Sandwich terns © Ross Wheeler

Brownsea Lagoon Appeal

Help create a safe haven for Brownsea's Sandwich terns.

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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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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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Wild Woodbury looking towards Bere Regis

James Burland

England's first community rewilding project

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A new strategy for a Wilder Dorset

Dorset Wildlife Trust has launched a brand-new strategy outlining its vision and plans from now until 2030. ‘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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Wildflower meadow Kingcombe

Hazel Ormrod

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Common Green Lacewing

Margaret Holland 

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

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


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