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Blue tit © Stewart Canham 

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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Beavers are back in Dorset

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Beaver in the water © Dorset Wildlife Trust/James Burland

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Barn Owls at Lorton Meadows Nature Reserve © Paul Williams

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Adult female barn owl at Lorton Meadows © Paul Williams 

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


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Jobs with Dorset Wildlife Trust

Could your skills do great things for Dorset's wildlife?

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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 harlequin ladybird?

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

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Harlequin ladybird © Margaret Holland

Spotted something interesting?

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

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