Work to help butterflies and moths in Dorset by direct conservation work, monitoring and raising awareness. They hold an extensive programme of walks, talks and conservation action days.
A countryside charity with a group based in every county in the UK, they believe in countryside and green spaces that are accessible to all, rich in nature and playing a crucial role in responding to the climate emergency.
Aims to establish a National Park that will work in partnership for a sustainable, thriving future for Dorset’s communities, economy and environment, help address the climate and ecological emergencies, and help us all safeguard and pass on our very special environment and heritage for the benefit of future generations and the nation.
Part of the global environmental movement with the stated aim of using nonviolent civil disobedience to compel government action to avoid tipping points in the climate system, biodiversity loss, and the risk of social and ecological collapse.
A community group working together to improve their local environment for a better world.
Litter-Free Purbeck is an alliance of community litter campaign groups in and around the Isle of Purbeck peninsula. Whether you live in, work in or just visit this beautiful place, please join us in keeping it litter-free for everyone to enjoy, now and in the future.
Their mission is to inspire young people, and for young people in turn to inspire their families, to get involved in the great work of the regeneration of nature.
They are working to build a movement of young people, who are reconnected to nature and understand their place in the natural order of life. They are working to help young people create a new story, a new culture - one that takes responsibility to care for the whole community of life on Earth - that is to act in the interest of all species, not just our own.
PTAG comprises representatives from Parish and Town Councils. In common with other area Transport Action Groups, it receives a grant from Dorset Council. Their concerns are the environment, climate change, well-being, speed and volume of traffic, danger to pedestrians and cyclists, congestion, pollution, parking, and effects of increasing building development.
Arne remains one of the few places in the UK where all six of the UK's native reptiles can be found. Situated on Poole Harbour and within the Dorset Area of Natural Beauty, it's a stunning landscape which consists of dramatic open heathland and ancient oak woodland.
Their founding mission is to positively support the community of Swanage in reducing its waste, with an emphasis on plastic and have now expanded their work to include biodiversity and energy. They provide a link between different local organisations and groups and are working together to find solutions to issues that affect our local environment.
Durlston Country Park is a 320-acre country park and nature reserve stretching along the coast of the Isle of Purbeck at Durlston near Swanage. The Park, which is part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, has been owned by Dorset County Council since the early 1970s and is managed by a dedicated team of rangers and ecologists.
Protecting Dorset’s wild life and wild places with their 25,000 members of our volunteers and supporters, they are Dorset's largest nature conservation charity. They work to champion wildlife and natural places on our 42 nature reserves.
East Dorset Friends of the Earth is part of a movement creating a safer climate, flourishing nature, and healthy air, water and food, now and for future generations. The Group campaigns on local and global issues and has the ethos of challenging when necessary but working with Organisations when possible. At the moment they are working with Dorset Climate Action Network to ensure the local Councils follow through on their Climate Emergency plans. They are also working on Plastic Waste & Sustainable Transport.
A movement of people who are passionate about defending the natural world from destruction in a peaceful way. They do this by investigating, documenting, and exposing the causes of
environmental destruction. In Purbeck, they are focussing to highlight the local fisheries destruction caused by supertrawlers, bees threatened by toxic neonicotinoids, supporting clean air campaigns to stop toxic incinerators and replanting seagrass meadows.
They pride themselves on their flexible approach to delivering top quality educational fieldwork across all range of ages. All their tutors are specialists in their fields with at least one relevant degree and vast amounts of practical fieldwork and statistical experience. Their programmes of activities are tailor made by the tutor and the school staff.
The Uk’s biggest land owner, The National Trust are working hard in our area on issues of conservation and re-wilding. Looking out for the reintroduction of beavers here soon!
The Purbeck Energy Group is coordinated by Sustainable Swanage and has representatives from councils and environmental groups in Purbeck. The purpose of the group is to find energy solutions that enable individuals, organisations and communities across Purbeck to reduce their carbon footprint.
A community group created to counter the impact of Climate Change and to protect and restore local wildlife. We want to live more sustainably and bring people together by sharing knowledge and providing accessible solutions which are engaging and fun.
Aim to help preserve the best of Wareham and its wider communities in a more sustainable way. From Sandford to Stoborough and Ridge to Worgret, we are concentrating on projects that can be achieved in a relatively short space of time, working with local businesses, councils and residents. Our five main topics are Litter, Plastics/Recycling, Ecotourism, Energy and Enhancing Nature.