A Wilder Dorset by 2030

A Wilder Dorset by 2030

James Burland

Dorset Wildlife Trust has launched a brand-new strategy outlining its vision and plans from now until 2030. ‘A Wilder Dorset by 2030’ explores the challenges facing Dorset’s wildlife and ecology and sets out what it aims to do to make more space for wildlife to adapt and recover and to enable all people in Dorset to find space and time for nature in their lives.

Three main goals form the backbone of the strategy:  

  • Restore and expand habitats and the abundance and diversity of wildlife ​ensuring that 30% of land and sea is managed for nature by 2030.
  • Champion the natural environment, ensuring that people and wildlife benefit from local policies, decisions and management affecting land and sea  
  • Inspire people and communities to learn about, value and act for wildlife and Dorset’s wild places with the ambition to involve 1 in 4 people in Dorset with nature by 2030

Dorset Wildlife Trust is also committed to the need for everyone to reduce their carbon footprint and has set itself the goal of becoming a carbon net-zero organisation by 2030. The new strategy recognises that the ecological emergency and the climate crisis demand collective action at local, national, and global levels and so to demonstrate their commitment to contributing at every level, while focusing on effective local action, Dorset Wildlife Trust has adopted the ​national logo of The Wildlife Trusts’ ​partnership.

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The world is waking up to the impact of climate change and nature loss on our lives and those of future generations and awareness of the need for change has never been higher. Dorset Wildlife Trust is here to play a vital role in leading that change and enabling people who are clearly thinking globally to take action locally. The ‘Wilder Dorset by 2030’ strategy will guide Dorset Wildlife Trust in ensuring the best possible outcomes, not only for wildlife and nature, which we will continue to passionately champion and support, but also in enabling people to benefit from regular contact with nature and its positive impact on health and wellbeing.
Brian Bleese, Chief Executive
Dorset Wildlife Trust