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.
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.
Record numbers of black-tailed godwit spotted on Brownsea Island Lagoon
Wardens on Brownsea Island have reported sightings of over 3,700 of black-tailed godwits on the Brownsea Lagoon in December 2019 – a…
Get Dorset Buzzing named in top three best marketing campaigns
Dorset Wildlife Trust is delighted to announce that the Get Dorset Buzzing campaign has been named in the top three best marketing…
Portland butterflies put forward for Tesco Bags of Help scheme
Saving butterflies on Portland has been put forward for the Tesco Bags of Help scheme and could be awarded up to £2,000 of funding -…
Help to secure Brownsea Island's future
Getting Back to Nature Seasonal Rambles: Kingcombe Meadows
Join us for a traditional nature ramble at Kingcombe Meadows, followed by lunch at the Kingcombe Centre.
The Kingcombe Centre: Deer at Dawn
Join us for an early morning walk to witness the autumn deer rut on Powerstock Common, before a full breakfast back at the Centre. Led…
Getting Back to Nature Seasonal Rambles: Powerstock Common
Join us for a traditional nature ramble on Powerstock Common.
More wildlife to look out for this winter
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Weathering storms Ciara and Dennis on Brownsea Island
Life on Brownsea Island has been quite hectic recently due to Storm’s Ciara and Dennis. We take a look around the island at the damage…
Natural solutions to the climate crisis
Will Parsons, The Wildlife Trusts’ public affairs officer, reveals the role natural habitats play in tackling the climate crisis.
Intent to act for nature’s recovery needs to be upfront in the Queen’s Speech
The Wildlife Trusts have long called for ambitious new laws that aim to turn this around and put nature into recovery, and we hope the…
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