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.
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.
Turn your inbox wild
Receive regular Wildlife Matters email updates.
Volunteers needed at Dorset Wildlife Trust visitor centres
Dorset Wildlife Trust is appealing for local people aged 18 and over to join our keen volunteers at their visitor centres at Kimmeridge…
Rare sand lizards released onto Winfrith Heath
Juvenile sand lizards bred in captivity have been released on Winfrith Heath to attempt to restore the population of this rare species…
Woodland recovery fundraising appeal launched to save Dorset’s woodlands
Dorset Wildlife Trust has launched a public fundraising appeal to raise £40,000 for its Woodland Recovery project, an urgent initiative…
Wild about social media?
Join our online community and keep up to date with the latest wildlife news