Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) is participating in the Bournemouth Natural Science Society (BNSS) open day on Saturday 8 April, with its wildlife friendly gardening displays and experts on-hand to give advice.
It has been announced that the Rampisham Down Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in West Dorset, will not be developed into a 25MW solar power station. This follows two years of campaigning by Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) and work by conservation organisations including Natural England, RSPB and others. The site is a legally protected area of rare acid grassland and is of national importance.
Wimborne’s Knoll Gardens is embracing the autumn with two special events this month.
Additional marine areas in Dorset have been identified for protection in a new report, ‘The case for Marine Conservation Zones’ which has been published by the Wildlife Trusts. The report identifies 48 areas around England that, if designated, will complete a “blue-belt” of protected places for marine wildlife.