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Biodiversity & Wildlife

Dorset's Landscape encompasses a breadth of unique ecosystems which support a complex web of biodiversity – chalk and limestone grassland; lowland heathland; ancient meadows and woodlands; coastal habitats; and maritime coast and cliff... to name just a few! Despite such a rich tapestry of ecosystems, over 400 land and freshwater species recorded in the past are now thought to be extinct, about 1 in 40 species (source).  In light of declining species numbers and habitats, Dorset communities are coming together to guardian ecosystems and repair habitats. By supporting these projects, you are ensuring a wild and resilient Dorset landscape for generations to come. Data source: https://www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk/news/landmark-state-nature-report-shows-wildlifes-devastating-decline

Below you can find a list of organisations and initiatives that are upholding biodiversity and wildlife in Dorset. Click here to add your project to the directory.

Currently recruiting a new volunteer leader to continue their amazing work

Slades Farm Community Garden

Currently recruiting a new volunteer leader to continue their amazing work

Dorset Wildlife Trust acquired 170 hectares of land in 2021 for a large-scale community rewilding project near Bere Regis.

Wild Woodbury

Dorset Wildlife Trust acquired 170 hectares of land in 2021 for a large-scale community rewilding project near Bere Regis.

Speakers from across Dorset  discuss rewilding, nature recovery, marine conservation and hedge restoration.

Restoring Nature: Dorset COP panel discussion

Speakers from across Dorset discuss rewilding, nature recovery, marine conservation and hedge restoration.

Brining together a wide range of partners in public, private and voluntary sectors

Dorset Local Nature Partnership

Brining together a wide range of partners in public, private and voluntary sectors

Green Heart Parks have secured almost £750,000 of funding to deliver their ‘Green Heart Parks’ project

Green Heart Parks

Green Heart Parks have secured almost £750,000 of funding to deliver their ‘Green Heart Parks’ project

A long term campaign to restore hedgerows

The Great Big Dorset Hedge

A long term campaign to restore hedgerows

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