Wildlife Adoptions & Gift Memberships

Choose from a range of postal or email-only red squirrel, barn owl and seahorse adoptions and gift membership packs that make great Christmas presents and help support Dorset's wildlife.

Go wild this Christmas

Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) drinking at woodland pool, Scotland, November - Mark Hamblin/2020VISION

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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James Burland/Dorset Wildlife Trust

Leave Dorset's wildlife a gift in your Will

Find out about gifts in Wills

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


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Beavers are back in Dorset

Learn about our beaver project

James Burland

Help wildlife in your garden

Apply to be a wildlife-gardening champion

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 some mistletoe?

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

Record it here

Mistletoe berries - Wikimedia Commons

Spotted something interesting?

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

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