Beavers are back in Dorset

Learn about our beaver project

Beaver in the water © Dorset Wildlife Trust/James Burland

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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Virtual Seahorse & Red Squirrel Adoptions

Gifts you can email

A female spiny seahorse (Hippocampus guttulatus) shelters is a meadow of common eelgrass (Zostera marina). Photographed in summer (August) in Studland Bay, Dorset, England. British Isles. English Channel. - Alexander Mustard/2020VISION

Say no to neonics

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Bee, Shutterstock

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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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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Help wildlife from home

Actions to help wildlife

Creating a water feature - Penny Dixie

Help wildlife in your garden

Apply to be a wildlife-gardening champion

Bee © Josh Kubale

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Have you seen an early bumblebee?

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

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Early Bumblebee by HelenBushe (licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Spotted something interesting?

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

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