Wilder Dorset Appeal

A pioneering community rewilding project in the heart of Dorset

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James Burland/Dorset Wildlife Trust

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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Free Will Service

Dorset Wildlife Trust members can create or amend their Will for free this October

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


Beavers are back in Dorset

Learn about our beaver project

One of two beavers released at the enclosed site in Dorset © Dorset Wildlife Trust/James Burland

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Virtual barn owl, seahorse & red squirrel adoptions

Gifts you can email

Red Squirrel close up © Paul Williams 

Help wildlife in your garden

Apply to be a wildlife-gardening champion

Bee © Josh Kubale

Watch the barn owl webcam

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Barn Owls at Lorton Meadows Nature Reserve © Paul Williams

Big Wild Walk, 25-31 October

Big Wild Walk, 25-31 October 


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 daddy long legs spider?

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

Record it here

Daddy Long-legs Spider Pholcus phalangioides & its children by Thomas McKnight is 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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