Adopt a Seahorse
Spiny seahorse © Emma Rance

Spiny seahorse © Emma Rance

By adopting a seahorse you will help us enable Dorset’s marine environment to recover from decades of decline.

The profit from your one year seahorse adoption will go towards the Dorset Marine Conservation Fund, which underpins Dorset Wildlife Trust’s marine conservation work.

Our priority is to get statutory protection and wise management established for more of Dorset’s seas through the creation of additional Marine Protected Areas in our waters.  We also need to continue to engage, educate and inspire people about the value of Dorset's superb marine environment.

For £20 a year you will receive a seahorse adoption pack which includes an adoption certificate, a seahorse facts leaflet, ‘Turning the Tide’ a leaflet about how your adoption will help Dorset’s marine environment, a seahorse pin badge and a soft toy seahorse.

How to adopt a seahorse

Simply add the number of adoption packs you would like in the Quantity box below, tick Gift Aid (if applicable) by ticking the box and finally click the Buy button. You will have the chance to review and change this information at the next stage if you change your mind. You can also call our hotline number 01305 264620 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) if you would prefer to take out your seahorse adoption by phone or buy it at the Chesil Centre or our HQ, Brooklands Farm.

Overseas Adoptions

Phone 01305 264620 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) if you want an adoption to be sent overseas (overseas orders should not be placed online) and ask for the Administration Team or email

Gift Aid declaration : Are you a UK taxpayer? 
Increase your donation without spending a penny extra!

Tick the box below and for every £1 you give, we can claim a further 25p from HM Revenue and Customs. 

I would like the Dorset Wildlife Trust to reclaim the tax on this and any other eligible donations or membership subscriptions that I may make in the future or have made in the past 4 years. I understand that I need to pay enough Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax in each tax year to cover the Gift Aid claimed on all my donations otherwise it is my responsibility to pay any difference. 

If in the future your circumstances change and you no longer pay income tax or capital gains for your donations to be eligible for Gift Aid, you can cancel this declaration by notifying us.

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Seahorse Adoption Pack

What you'll receive in your special pack

Seahorse soft toy

The seahorse soft toy - so cute! 

Did you know?

  • Seahorses can look forwards and backwards at the same time.
  • They are unique as the male carries the developing young and gives birth.
  • They have armour plating and prehensile tails.
  • They can change colour to match their environment.

Adopt a Dorset Seahorse - £20.00

Price: £20.00
Add Gift Aid (please tick):

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