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The Dorset Marine Conservation Fund

Target: £24000.00
Raised So Far: £26843.00

Why we need your help

Dorset's extraordinary marine environment needs greater protection and badly needs your help. 

However, protection of marine habitats is lagging about 50 years behind those on land and marine species have continued to decline. Being mostly out of sight puts undersea habitats at greater risk.  They are less understood, less appreciated and damage can go unnoticed for a long time. 

More than 80% of marine habitats and species in European waters have been reported as not in good environmental status.

Your donation will make a difference

Your donation to the Dorset Marine Conservation Fund will help us carry out important work to secure a future for Dorset's fabulous marine environment. The fund will help us establish more Marine Protected Areas in our waters and continue to engage, educate and inspire people about the value of Dorset's fabulous marine environment.

  • A gift of £20 would enable us to survey four hectares of seabed using multibeam echosounders.
  • A gift of £50 could cover the cost of producing a Seashore Explorer Pack.
  • A gift of £100 could set-up a marine hatchery tank at our Marine Centre, for hatching stranded cuttlefish, squid and catshark eggs.
  • A gift of £250 will cover a half day boat charter for survey diving.

We will use donations as the 'match funding' needed for grant applications; so for every £1 donated through this appeal, up to £10 more may be released through grants for marine conser vation work.

Please give as much as you can afford. 100% of your donation will be put towards this appeal.

A donation receipt will be sent to you by email once your donation has been processed.

Thank you!

Peter Tinsley
Living Seas Manager

Raised online:£1350.00
Raised offline:£25493.00
Total giftaid:£302.50

Please accept this donation from the sale of my beachcombing pictures on Etsy

Donated by Jurassicseafinds 29/Nov/2018

£3.00 + £0.75 Gift Aid

Best wishes top up donation from existing supporter.

Donated by SteveBH5 01/Aug/2018

£150.00 + £37.50 Gift Aid
Charter School East Dulwich

We held a colourful jumper day to raise money for the marine reserve. Thanks to all at the school who donated

Donated by Charter School East Dulwich 25/Mar/2018

£140.00 + £35.00 Gift Aid
Will Bax

Donated by Will Bax 17/Aug/2016


Anonymous donation 26/Jul/2016

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

Vital for us to see the importance the environment has in all our futures (not just human, tho we co-exist) , especially after Brexit...

Donated by Stella 11/Jul/2016

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Anonymous donation 30/Jun/2016

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Donated by Louise 24/Jun/2016

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Donated by Paul 20/Jun/2016

£5.00 + £1.25 Gift Aid
Sarah Wall

It would be unthinkable for seahorses to disappear from Dorset's shores.

Donated by Sarah Wall 18/Jun/2016


Anonymous donation 06/Jun/2016

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid
Helen and Steve Earwicker

Donated by Helen and Steve Earwicker 06/Jun/2016

£200.00 + £50.00 Gift Aid
Ian Woosey, Lancashire

The coast around Dorset is mentioned many times by Thomas Hardy in his works. This donation is in memory of him...

Donated by Ian Woosey, Lancashire 04/Jun/2016

£25.00 + £6.25 Gift Aid
G Verdi

This is for the DMCF fund as we love walking in the Studland Bay Area and want to help its marine life survive.

Donated by G Verdi 04/Jun/2016

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid
Dave H

For the marine environment.

Donated by Dave H 02/Jun/2016

£12.00 + £3.00 Gift Aid

A fantastic cause. Thank you for all the great work you do.

Donated by Joni 01/Jun/2016

£5.00 + £1.25 Gift Aid

Anonymous donation 01/Jun/2016

£100.00 + £25.00 Gift Aid

Anonymous donation 01/Jun/2016

£25.00 + £6.25 Gift Aid

Anonymous donation 31/May/2016


Anonymous donation 30/May/2016

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Anonymous donation 30/May/2016

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

Anonymous donation 30/May/2016

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Anonymous donation 28/May/2016

£300.00 + £75.00 Gift Aid

Anonymous donation 27/May/2016

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Doing what we can whilst we can.

Donated by John 27/May/2016


I think this is a wonderful idea - good luck with the fund!

Donated by Jane 27/May/2016

£5.00 + £1.25 Gift Aid

Our seas need more protection

Donated by Alastair 23/May/2016

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid
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