The Countryside of Dorset
Discover the countryside of Dorset on holiday or on your doorstep
- New report shows how we can all take Action for Insects in Dorset 9th July 2020The Wildlife Trusts have published a new report ‘Reversing the Decline of Insects’ which shows how people in every part of society, wherever they live, can take action to bring back declining insects.
- Response to Britain’s ‘new deal’: Nature must be at the heart of the economic recovery 3rd July 2020Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) welcomes recent government announcements to invest in local nature conservation projects. However, there is deep concern about the threat to environmental regulations and massive spending on roads at a time when serious investment in nature could address the greatest emergencies of our time – climate change and nature loss – as […]
- Beavers Build Back Better – but their future is not secure 15th May 2020Beavers create thriving ecosystems helping us to put nature firmly back on the road to recovery. The Wildlife Trusts are calling for a Beaver Strategy for England which would provide a roadmap to monitor how they can increase healthy and thriving beaver populations in catchments, agree management frameworks with stakeholders and monitor their benefits scientifically.
- Draft Dorset Ecological Network Mapping 30th June 2020DERC has undertaken a review of the Dorset Ecological Network Maps for Dorset LNP and we are undertaking an informal engagement on the draft maps below. We welcome comments on the maps until end of Wednesday 15 July. A revision to the guidance document is being finalised. The Maps will be fed into the evidence […]
- On Homeworking 26th June 2020Ian Alexander – Natural England I’m not imagining the day when I’ll pay a virtual visit to my barber but for many businesses Covid-19 has forced them to rethink how their staff work and, for some, the answer has been ‘from home’. Change is predominantly driven when better technology drives out the old. The Stone […]
- Planning for nature’s recovery 27th April 2020Tom Munro – Dorset AONB Manager It’s a couple of months since the annual Dorset Local Nature Partnership Forum in early March, and it’s been a time in which so much of our human world has changed unrecognisably. The simple act of gathering in number to shape and support nature’s recovery in Dorset now feels […]